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Old 09-14-2008, 08:56 AM   #1 
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OMG OMG PLEASE HELP! CASPER IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION!

I think Casper has fin rot!!!!!! Half of his back fin is gone!!!! It looks like it is deteriating!! I need some help. I have no clue on earth what to do!!!! Please i need help and fast. He is not losing his colours but he doesn't swim a much as he normally does! Oh no! Please Please Please help!!!! I think he is in serious condition. I am going to the pet store today to get some things. I need to know which remedy to get and how to work it!!!! Please i think i might be running out of time. I am panicing!
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:03 AM   #2 
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What's your water change schedule been?
What do your parameters test out as?
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #3 
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Well, my test kit broke a week ago so that is why i cant test the all that stuff my sister dropped the test tubes on the floor and they smashed. And I do a 20% water change each week.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:24 AM   #4 
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Hmmmm...I know you've got a 10 gallon. What are the other occupants right now? I can't remember.

I've seen sets of tubes sold somewhere but I'm having a hard time finding them again. *sigh* Ummm, I know bettababy's got her method of treating it here, but your store might not sell both meds.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:35 AM   #5 
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there is other no ocupants right now. I have a lot of pet stores a round here we have petco, 3 petsmarts, 1 pet land, Complete Pet mart, and many other ones.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:56 AM   #6 
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Cool...some people say use Bettafix or Melafix but I'm increasingly hearing complains about it "melting" their delicate finnage.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:53 AM   #7 
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I used bettafix when my betta had fin rot.

He became a lot more active, but I never saw any improvement in his fraying fins.

I'm not sure if it really works

I've heard that Hikari Betta Revive is supposed to work very well
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:08 PM   #8 
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I would go with the bettafix or melafix.

It will get rid of the fin rot... But some people doesn't realize it takes a long time for the fins to heal. The meds don't make your fish regenerate their fins, but cures the fin rot the the fins can actually grow back.

I've never used bettafix but melafix works great.

You could also try API liquid fungus cure. It works and its not to strong, its used for preventing fungus on eggs. So it will not harm your fish, but!!! It causes your tank water to go this funky green colour, so take out any decorations that it might stain. And putting active carbon in your filter will remove the green colour once the treatment is finished.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:50 PM   #9 
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Bettafix/Melafix alone usually aren't enough to cure fin rot. I use a combination of Bettafix/Melafix and Pimafix. The Pimafix does more to actually cure the problem, while the Melafix works to repair the damaged fins.
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:28 PM   #10 
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so what should i exactly get? Like should i get like melafix, bettafix, or anything else?Can someone walk me through the steps because i am not the best about following directions because htey normally don't give you very good directions! Thank you. I have sorta calmed down again...
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