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Old 02-14-2013, 06:33 PM   #1 
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Question is this safe for bettas?

can nutrafin freshwater aquarium salt help bettas with fin rot and is it safe for bettas??
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #2 
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Yes, as long as you use the proper dosage. That is the brand I use with great success.
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how much shoud it put in if he has fin rot? he has a 0.5gal tank
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Well, my guess (unless you just got him) is he has fin rot from being in that tiny tank with dirty water D:

You should really upgrade to a 2.5gal or something. :S
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #5 
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the water is clean
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #6 
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IMO, the best way to treat fin rot is by keeping him in clean, warm water.

Bettas are sensitive to salt, which is why it can only be added for a maximum of 10 days. Exposure to it for too long can harm their kidneys and internal organs. Therefore, I would only use Aquarium salt if there's a reason to add it. (For example, if a bacterial infection has set in.)

How often do you do water changes? If he is in a 0.5 tank, you will need to do VERY frequent water changes in order to keep ammonia and toxin levels low. Ammonia and toxins are colorless, so you can't see them in the water. This means that the water can *look* clean, but still have high levels of ammonia.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #7 
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How often do you change the water, and do you have a heater. If you really want to keep him in that small of a tank, you need to change the water completely 4-5 days a week. Just because it looks clean, that doesn't mean it is. Ammonia is invisible, yet dangerous and deadly to fish. Their waste naturally produces ammonia, in small tanks, it builds up EXTREMELY quickly. The temperature needs to be a minimum of 76 F for optimum health. As previous posters said, warm and clean water is the best thing to heal fin rot.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:26 AM   #8 
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i dont know what ammonia is all iam asking is does it help with fin rot and if it does how much do i put in and i had him for about 4 months and he lived thow a cat attack from my savannah cat
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:02 AM   #9 
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You will kill your fish in that tiny tank if you don't know and don't care what ammonia will do to him.

Good luck with the fin rot.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:45 AM   #10 
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Every time your fish pees and poops in his water, he produces waste like ammonia. In a 0.5 gal tank, those wastes build up quickly.

The result is that he is swimming in an unflushed toilet bowl, unless you do almost daily water changes.

Ammonia cannot be seen. So you can't look at the tank and see it. But as long as it's there, his fins will not heal.

You need to keep him in warm, clean water. And water that contains ammonia is not clean.
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