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Old 07-19-2009, 09:43 AM   #1 
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My Betta is sick! Please help!

Hello,

Before I get into the details I will give you the necessary info:


1. Tank size is 3 gallons
2. Freshwater tank
3. Been set up for 3 and a half months
4. One Betta fish
5. Live plants
6. Tank temp is high-70s
7. Undergravel filter with the outlet pointed into a corner to minimize water flow
8. No CO2 unit
9. No natural light
10. 30% water change 2 days ago. Have been doing big changes because there is a lot of algae in the tank.
11. Change water once per week.
12. Feed 3 pellets 2 times per day
13. I use one compact fluorescent light for about 10 hours per day
14. I am here because my Betta seems to have fin rot.
15. pH is 8 (yikes, this could be the issue),ammonia, nitrite and nitrate it all 0.
16. Liquid nutrafin test kits
17. I bought Jovi from a local pet store, he was in a 500 mL jar and was pretty much doing nothing.

So there you go. I could go into a long description of his fins, but i think it would be best just to put up a picture.



Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #2 
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Last pic didn't work that well so here we go again.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #3 
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Yeah that's fin rot. I would start with salt baths, if that does not do it then Jungle fungus eliminator, if that does not do it, ampicillin. I have best results when caught early with salt baths and water changes.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #4 
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I agree with neenjar.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:11 PM   #5 
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Should I take any action on the pH issue?
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:17 PM   #6 
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I believe there are neutralizers for high pH, ammonia and the like, but don't hold me to that. It is fin rot. It doesn't seem too bad, but I would go ahead with what neenjar said. I hope things get better soon!
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #7 
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I know there are pH decreasers and increasers out there..API and top fin have some off top my head.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #8 
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I have heard not to mess with your ph because the fluctuation is bad for fish and will stress them out even more than ph that is too high or low.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:41 AM   #9 
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He is not getting better so I have been giving him fin rot meds i got from the local fish store. Is there anything else I can do?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:03 AM   #10 
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Daily 100% water changes. What meds are you using?
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