Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #1 
beano129
Member
 
beano129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Manly, Australia
Providing Better Care for my Betta with fin rot

Morning all,

I noticed that my Betta was suffering from some fin rot recently.
It was my fault for neglecting his tank for a bit - it started to build up with diatom algae and didn't look very nice so last weekend i gave the tank a good clean, added some fresh water and bought a little filter for it.

I've been treating with Melafix and added some salt to the water but I'm not thinking that the salt is a bad move due to information i'm getting relating to another post.

Can anyone give me some better advice (other that the sh*t i'm getting form my local store) as he's a great little fish and looks really happy in his 15 litre cube so I just want to provide some better conditions for him.

I will test the water later when I get home but right now i'm after some good advice for helping treat the fin rot.

Thanks very much all!
beano129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #2 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
dont use Melafix! it clould kill your fish (that what i was told) you need AQ salt
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #3 
majesticstorm
Member
 
majesticstorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Goleta, California
Well, for one thing, stop using Melafix. It contains a tree oil that coats the labyrinth organ of your fish, making it suffocate. Bettafix is a really diluted version of it, so personally I wouldn't use it either.

For fin rot, clean water and some AQ salt should work. If you can get your hands on Indian almond leaves, those would be nice too.

Do you have a heater? If you don't, I suggest you get one. Their waters should be around 78-79F with 76 being the minimum.

How often do you change the water? Do you suck out all the poop and stuff?

Last edited by majesticstorm; 02-21-2013 at 03:21 PM.
majesticstorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #4 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
you need warm water and AQ salt that will help him
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #5 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
oh and dont use anything that ends with fix
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #6 
beano129
Member
 
beano129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Manly, Australia
Ok no heater in the tank no but it's hot here in Australia and my 153 litre tank is currently at 27 degrees so i'm sure he's not cold

So just AQ salt should help him out?

I have got some proper AQ salt in the tank at the moment but should I do a water change tonight to get rid of any of the melafix?

Thank you

Last edited by beano129; 02-21-2013 at 03:23 PM.
beano129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #7 
majesticstorm
Member
 
majesticstorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Goleta, California
is it a steady 27 day and night?

Yeah, you should do a water change.

Last edited by majesticstorm; 02-21-2013 at 03:25 PM.
majesticstorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #8 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
i said DONT use any thing that ends with fix it will kill your fish
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #9 
beano129
Member
 
beano129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Manly, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by popcorndeer View Post
i said DONT use any thing that ends with fix it will kill your fish
You did and I changed my post accordingly
beano129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #10 
beano129
Member
 
beano129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Manly, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by majesticstorm View Post
is it a steady 27 day and night?

Yeah, you should do a water change.
How much of a change (% wise)

It's been steady recently yes but our place has no heading so it it will fluctuate a bit during the day / night cycle
beano129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello! Tell me about betta care! Sonnenlitcht Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 3 02-21-2013 09:36 AM
How NOT to care for a betta Rotten Betta Fish Care 19 07-13-2012 01:53 PM
How do I care for my betta?? Emmahlee Betta Fish Care 3 04-08-2012 08:03 PM
Betta care orianagh1 Betta Fish Care 1 11-28-2011 10:03 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.