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Old 02-20-2008, 04:29 PM   #1 
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Best Medication for Fin Rot??

My Betta has fin rot and I was wondering what the best medication for it is. His water has been clean so I don't know how he got fin rot.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #2 
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Melafix or anything that has the primary ingredient of Melaluca Oil. (Tea Tree Oil)
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:54 PM   #3 
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Melafix and frequent partial water changes.


What are your water parameters? Fin rot is not caused by dirty looking water, rather it's the toxins in the water. Clear water can be bad so it's always important to check.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:35 PM   #4 
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Use Melafix at 1/5 the directed dose. BettaFix is the already diluted version.

What size is your tank?
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:38 PM   #5 
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i have the same problem too... i never had my betta have a fin rot before... and i just read a reply that says clear water is bad... my water is clear... thats bad right? eek.... so I'm have melafix and plan to use it. would salt help too? wat about "good" bacteria.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:15 PM   #6 
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i have the same problem too... i never had my betta have a fin rot before... and i just read a reply that says clear water is bad... my water is clear... thats bad right? eek.... so I'm have melafix and plan to use it. would salt help too? wat about "good" bacteria.
Clear water is good. I only meant that just because your water is clear doesn't necesarrily mean that it's healthy as amonia, nitrites and nitrates do not affect the "clearness" of the water. Sorry if my post was confusing.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:09 PM   #7 
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My water has been at good levels everytime ive checked and I usually get it checked at least once a week. I bought some Bettafix and added it to his tank so hopefully he will start healing soon
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:03 AM   #8 
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Thank you falina! I'm treatin it right now. it actually worried me, the clear water, because usually, after the third day, it starts to look murky, but its the fifth day, when I usually clean the waters, and its crystal CLEAR. so I'm using bettafix (only a few drops) ... i'm not sure if it makes a difference... but that was a cause of concern.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:56 AM   #9 
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Thank you guys. I bought some Bettafix and am treating Hurricane with it.

It says not to do a water change for a week... will this be ok?
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:39 AM   #10 
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Thank you guys. I bought some Bettafix and am treating Hurricane with it.

It says not to do a water change for a week... will this be ok?
You can do water changes as long as you add some more melafix to the new water (or bettafix whichever you are using). So if you have a 5g tank and have added 5 drops (I forget the correct dosage offhand) and change 1g of water then just add 1 drop to the new water kind of thing. When treating for finrot water quality is of great importance so i would be inclined to still do water changes, and just add some more to the new water. Just be careful only to add the correct amount for the amount of water you are changing.
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