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Old 06-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #1 
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Question What can I do to help fin rot before I get Aquarium salt?

My Betta fish has fin rot, and I've orderd some aquarium salt to help, but it is going to be 3 - 4 days before it arrives, (I checked for it in all my local pet stores but none of them had it), and they didn't have any forms of medication either. Is there anything I can do to stop it getting worse before it arrives? I've been doing water changes with water conditioner everyday, is there anything else? Thanks!
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:43 PM   #2 
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IMO, the best cure for fin rot is nice, clean, warm water. If it is very severe, AQ salt would help. Remember to only use it sparingly as using it for extended periods of time is harmful for the betta.
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Don't think it's severe, my tank doesn't have a heater though, should I get one?
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IMO salt is not needed for fin rot. I would change water often and use stress coat, if anything.
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Okay great, thanks for your help.
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I recommend getting a heater. Bettas need to be in water 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 24-26 Celsius). Hope he gets better soon.
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Yeah, like i mentioned, constantly warm water will definitely help speed recovery. A heater is pretty much necessary for bettas. Eheim Jager is probably the best brand. If you have Indian Almond Leafs or IAL extract, that will tremendously help!
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Ok, will get a heater asap, do you think one that is 8.99 ($14.00) would be a bad quality heater? It isn't branded, I found it off amazon.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #9 
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You can also use kosher salt available at any grocery store. You can also use non-iodized table salt. Or pickling salt.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #10 
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Ok, will get a heater asap, do you think one that is 8.99 ($14.00) would be a bad quality heater? It isn't branded, I found it off amazon.
It depends what the product is. I'd probably have to see it to determine the quality. IMO, eheim jager makes the most excellent heaters. I know a friend that has had one for 6 years and hasn't had any problems. Other heaters that are cheaper may malfunction or shatter like mine have in the past.
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