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Old 03-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #1 
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I need advice

What are your thoughts on Methelyne Blue for curing a small case of fin rot? Aquarium salt is just not doing the trick.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #2 
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Kick up the temperature some
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #3 
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His temp stays at 80 constantly
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #4 
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82 will help. Also more information will help out
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:02 PM   #5 
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What size is your tank? 1 gallon (Hospital)
What temperature is your tank? 81
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets once a day
Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Three times weekly. Two 50 percent and one one hundred percent.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 2- 50 and one- 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API stress coat

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate:
pH: 6.5
Alkalinity: NA

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Noticed a black forming on edge of Jaspers fins. His color seems to be fading a bit but still has same personality/
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Been doing 100 percent water changes with AQ salt. Been doing this for three days now.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope.
How old is your fish (approximately)? About one
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #6 
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I would suggest being extremely careful about what and how much of it you put into the tank. I had one good experience with Methylene Blue: My betta was bulging/bloated and swimming on his side. I added 15-20 drops of Methylene Blue to my 2.5 gallon tank. I should have changed the water much more than I did, but the MthBlu still made his swelling go down and he lived for another 4 months before finally dying. MethBlu is toxic to plants, though, so you will have to remove them to treat him. I would caution you once again to be careful in dosing that you don't use too much.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #7 
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Thank you for your response! I will definitely be careful
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:38 PM   #8 
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Since you've only been treating it for a few days, hold off on adding chemicals. Give it the full ten days. :) I'd also suggest natural aids such as Indian Almond Leaves.
Also, you aren't feeding hm a huge amount - try feeding him two pellets twice a day. :) The occasional high-protein treat like frozen bloodworms will also help.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #9 
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Ok sounds good! Thank you bombalurina! I just got bloodworms today :)
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