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Old 08-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #1 
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Exclamation FIN ROT! Need help!!

My betta has recently got fin rot and I've been doing everything I can for him, but he's not getting better. I haven't tested the water so I don't know what ph or ammonia is. He's usually in a ten galleon tank but I have him in a .5 gallon for quarantine.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #2 
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Have you tried aquarium salt? Put 1/4 tsp for half a gallon, make sure the salt is fully dissolved before putting it in your Betta's water. Do 100% water changes every day, and add 1/4 tsp of salt for each water change.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #3 
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Thanks for replying. ill have to use aquarium salt but how long I'm I suppose to quarantine my betta and should I add any other things to help him get better?
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:56 AM   #4 
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Just don't use bettafix.. go with the aquarium salt, my betta was doing well but died using bettafix.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:42 PM   #5 
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Can you please fill out the form below so that we have more information? Answer what you can, and leave anything else blank.

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Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #6 
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Thanks for replying. ill have to use aquarium salt but how long I'm I suppose to quarantine my betta and should I add any other things to help him get better?
Just until you start to notice improvement in your Betta's fins, NEVER use the salt for more than 10 days.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:39 PM   #7 
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Ok so I've been doing water changes everyday and adding salt, but there is still no change.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:52 PM   #8 
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Housing
What size is your tank? He's usually in a ten gallon tank but I have him in a .5 for the time being.
What temperature is your tank? Ten gallon is around 80 but the .5 gallon is 72-75
Does your tank have a filter? The ten gallon does
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? only the ten gallon
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Blood worms and betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? I feed him 1-2 pellets a day and a blood worm for treatment.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? I do water changes once a week and change the .5 everyday.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? I change about 30% out of the ten gallon
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I add API water dechlorinator

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: ?
Nitrite: ?
Nitrate: ?
pH: ?
Hardness: ?
Alkalinity: ?

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has red tips and is burning away.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's lethargic and lays at the bottom.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I did a water change
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I've been putting aquarium salt in the tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? N/A
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Ok so I've been doing water changes everyday and adding salt, but there is still no change.
Just keep using the salt, he should start to get better. I kept my Betta in aquarium salt for a week, and he got better.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:13 AM   #10 
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Alright thank you. I'll give you results as soon as he feels better.
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