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Old 02-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #1 
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Is the Fish Rot getting better or worse?

I got a betta from petsmart the other day and when i got home I noticed his back fin was fuzzy after talking to some friends they said he had fin rot and to use Aquarium salt and 100% water changes for a week or so. Today is day 3 of the treatment. This morning I noticed that part of his tail was missing I don't know if it is the fin rot getting worse or if it is just part of the AQ salt getting rid of the disease. One of my friend suggested that I ask about it here.
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Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon currently
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated? No, Iím waiting for the heater to arrive but the house is always at 70
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? N/A

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Iíve tried both pellets and flakes and he hasnít eaten either of them.
How often do you feed your betta fish? So far I have given him a bit everyday hoping he would eat.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? I have been doing water changes every day since I got him to help with the fin root.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquarium salt.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Donít know.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Donít know.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I first got him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Aquarum salt and 100% water changes
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? N/A
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #2 
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I am trying not to be a pessimist, but I don't think he will make it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #3 
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I'm so sorry, shadica. ): You didn't show me those pictures... it doesn't look promising.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #4 
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It looks like it's starting to creep up onto his body. :( Warmer, heated water would help him maybe a little bit, but probably not enough.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #5 
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That;s gunna get him soon :/ probs gunna end with dropsy. I would start on the highest dose eps salt you can (not sure of dosage, some help here?) instead of aq salt before it gets internal because eps treats internal and external. you can get some at and drug store. It's epsom salt. If you can get a heater put it at 82. Also try soaking his food in a garlic juice and epsom salt mix (approx double the dose you use in your tank)
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #6 
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Unfortunately the rot looks to have gotten to his body & keeping him in an unheated 1g tank is not going to help him. Personally I would euthanize him rather than have him suffering. Sorry to say he looks to be in such bad shape the most experienced Betta keeper would have difficulty saving him, IMO. I'm sorry this is happening for you.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #7 
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Unheated at this point actually isn't bad because higher temps will only speed up bacterial infections.

He needs a fast moving broad spectrum antibiotic. I would combine Kanaplex with Furan 2. If you can't find Kanaplex try Triple Sulfa. If you can't find that try Maracyn 1 and 2 in combo but I would try very hard to find the others because I think it's too late for the Maracyns.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:40 AM   #8 
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have you looked at this thread??
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=90086
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #9 
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I thought of that but this looks more like fungus
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #10 
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Callistra's treatment suggestions are what you should do, but it will more than likely prolong the inevitable. Tiki's link looks like what it might be.

I would still do what Callistra says, mainly because you can at least make the rest of his time comfortable. Poor guy. :(
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