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Old 09-29-2008, 10:15 AM   #1 
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Help! Fin Rot not healing!

Hey everyone!

I have a betta that I got about a month ago. I noticed a couple weeks ago that he appeared to have fin rot on his back tail. I've been dosing him with Jungle Fungus Clear, but it's over 2 weeks later with 2 cycles of the meds and it's not getting any better. In fact, it's gotten worse. I just woke up this morning and a chunk of his tail was missing!

There is a heater in the tank (2 gal) and I've been putting salt in there as well. Anyone have any ideas of what else I can do for this poor guy?? I've seen pictures of what fin rot can turn into, and I'm trying to stop it before it goes that far!
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #2 
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First of all, don't put in any more salt. The Fungus Clear already contains some and the concentration in your tank is probably quite high. I would do a partial water change for a couple days to clear the water, then try a bacterial med such as tetracycline, or maracyn & maracyn 2, the latter probably being better because it will kill gram positive and gram negative bacteria. If it can't wait a couple days, then do several small water changes throughout the course of the day, and treat.

I'm glad that you are trying to help your little guy :) . If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:35 AM   #3 
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Thank you!!!

I ordered the Maracyn 2 yesterday (curse of being a college kid w/o a car and the nearest pet store a half hour away) and it should be here today or tomorrow. Hopefully that'll do the trick!

I didn't realize that fungus clear also had salt in it... oops. Does the Maracyn have salt in it too, or is it safe to put salt in the tank with it?
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:11 PM   #4 
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I'm with you on the fin rot business. I bought tetracyclene yesterday. I hate it for them. I just want them to get better. I'll let you know if we se progress as well.
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