Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2009, 06:41 PM   #1 
Wed
New Member
 
Wed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Question Best Medication for Fin Rot?

My Mom and I will be making a trip to Petsmart tomorrow to by my Betta a new and bigger tank but I think it make look like he has some fin rot. His fins arent all nice and pretty :( I was thinking about asking the Petsmart employees but they probably dont know what they're talking about so whats the best medication out there for fin rot? and is there anything that is a combining treatment for fin rot +more? or would just buying aquarium salt be good?
Wed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 07:37 PM   #2 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Jungle Fungus Eliminator is good for finrot.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #3 
neenjar
Member
 
neenjar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Florida
I'm a fan of holistic methods when ever possible. For any scaled fish I use salt bath + water change + melafix, or ion the case of anabantids (labyrinth breathers) use bettafix which is the same as melafix, but a lower dosage that will not damage their labyrinth

I have never needed anything but that for fin rot, except on scaleless fish that can not have salt baths.
neenjar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 08:23 PM   #4 
LiyahsGrandma
New Member
 
LiyahsGrandma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: sc
Thanks for the advice on finrot DQ
LiyahsGrandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 08:27 PM   #5 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Ampicillin, again lol
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:59 AM   #6 
3bangdoos
New Member
 
3bangdoos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Norwood, MA
Maracyn2 and MaracynTC in combination with aqua salt worked good for our betta. Arrested the fin rot and got his color back. You may have to administer more than 1 cycle depending on how bad the situation is.
3bangdoos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 05:19 PM   #7 
Wed
New Member
 
Wed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
thanks everybody.

i was able to buy a Bettafix, that was the only thing i saw at the Petco i went to and i also bought legit aquarium salt lol im getting his new 4 gallon tank later today so he'll be getting a water change. is it ok to put in both the bettafix and salt together or should i just use one at a time?
Wed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:41 PM   #8 
neenjar
Member
 
neenjar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Florida
If you are planning on doing a salt bath then do that separate. If you are just adding some salt to the tank, then salt and bettafix are fine together.
neenjar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 10:29 PM   #9 
Wed
New Member
 
Wed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
just incase u dont see my other post:

i just put my betta in his new 4 gallon tank and it looks like he is having trouble swimming with the filter. the filter seems to pull him towards it and he has a hard time getting away from it. idk if i should take it away or jus leave it because its normal? i doubt he has ever been in a filtered tank lol so any suggestions please?
Wed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 10:45 PM   #10 
Wed
New Member
 
Wed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
neeeeevermind...i jus realized theres a low and high switch on the filter[:

rookie mistake
Wed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Medication? BettaJake Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 1 01-31-2010 07:27 PM
Best Medication for Fin Rot?? King of Candlesticks Betta Fish Care 11 02-24-2008 07:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.