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Old 12-23-2012, 05:45 AM   #1 
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does fin melt come back?

my betta had fin melt and i treated it and thought it was gone. but it seems to have come back. did i just not treat it fully or is fin melt something that comes back and never completely goes away?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:21 AM   #2 
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By fin melt I'm guessing you mean fin rot, yes it can return. I don't know how your care for your Betta(s) but fin rot is typically due to water conditions so depending on your tank set up I would test the water with a liquid water test kit.
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Fins melting is a form of fin rot and noted above it's due to poor water conditions (especially this melting form). More info would be helpful: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233 I don't want to miss anything.

If the tank is cycled test everything - ammonia, nitrite and nitrate with a drops kit. If it's an uncycled smaller bowl just test ammonia.
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Fin melt, that brutal form of rot, can return if the water is left ugly for a while. Or a sharply stressful event occurred.
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well i bought the fish with fin melt but i did just move him from a small tank to a larger bowl, and hes blind so maybe its stress from being in a new place.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:33 PM   #6 
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Fin melt won't happen in clean water. Really suggest testing the water for ammonia and more info would be helpful: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

ETA: I took a look through your other threads and see you have also recently battled dropsy and fungus/columnaris.. more opportunistic infections which tend to happen with poor water quality. Really suggest getting your water tested and increasing water changes.

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #7 
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If you bought him with melt, then clean water should clear it up. Ludendorff bit off the melted part after he came back to "life" (he was lethargic for over a month when I bought him).

Just keep him clean and warm for now. Aq salt might help a bit.
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