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Old 07-03-2013, 10:03 AM   #21 
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Black on fins, yes that is fin rot. Fins just tearing, that's not fin rot.

In which case, he's in a .5 right? You should do a 100% change every day and use 1 tsp per gallon of Aquarium salt, please dissolve it before you put it in because when salt dissolves it releases and makes heat which can burn your fish soooo that's no good! So for a .5 you use .5 teaspoons of salt, dissolve, put it in slowly over about half an hour. Then the next day, scoop him out, change all the water, use conditioner and put it .5 teaspoon of salt again. Then you should acclimate him to the new water and release him gently when he's acclimated after 30-45 minutes.

When introducing salts it's better to take your time with acclimation since they can be a bit tough on the system so take more time if you can, up to an hour with acclimating salts. Also, don't use the AQ salt for more than 14 days, it can cause liver/kidney malfunction which leads to a dead >< that's not good either!

And if you can, use Stress Coat at double dose when you condition your water with it, this helps heal fins after the rot is gone.

If you need me to elaborate anything, feel free to ask and I will ^_^
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:56 AM   #22 
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well, actually hes in a 2.5 gl filtered tank.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #23 
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Oh yay, that's exciting then! Sorry to assume!

So in that case you'd use 2.5 teaspoons of AQ salt and then just do the water changes every day. Eventually though it's going to be the clean water that helps him out more than the salt does
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #24 
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exept, i just went to the pet store and i cant go back. my dad doesnt understand.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #25 
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Okay then just continue doing daily water changes then. It's literally the best thing you can do for him right now. Salt is more of a precautionary measure anyway and it's not needed to fight off fin rot, especially if it's not at a really bad stage yet.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #26 
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I am planning on picking up some aquarium salt next week and if you want I can mail you some in a ziploc. Also, I have some extra fish food my fish doesn't like. (freeze dried bloodworms unopened and Aquarian pellets that have been opened a few days ago, but taped shut)
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #27 
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no, thats ok.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #28 
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How's he doing today? Any changes in his poop or his fins? I hope he heals soon, it's never fun dealing with any sort of sick fish I know :-/
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no, thats ok.
Haha you probably think I'm nuts/psycho stalker for asking trying to get your personal information! *smacks forehead* Sorry, I'm such a mom. Had the best of intentions in mind. Please forgive me. I realize it may be inappropriate to ask a minor for an address to mail something since you aren't old enough for a P.O. Box.
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Well I'm at my grandparents house for 3 days so I don't know how he's doin. The fin rot doesn't really seem to be getting any worse tho...
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