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Old 11-17-2009, 05:32 PM   #11 
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Clean water is extremely important if you want healthy fish.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:06 PM   #12 
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Honestly, just lay off the maracyn 2. Like I have said before it won't work unless the betta is in otherwise good conditions. Like I've said, how well do you think penicillin would work on pneumonia if the you were spending winter outside in your t-shirt and shorts? All it is doing is stressing him out. Are you keeping the water nice and clean?
I am going to go clean his tank in like 30 minutes. So, The Maracyn won't work? I thought it would make his rot go away because it says it will and I have heard very good things about it.
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Ok. I will go clean his tank in like 30 minutes.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:59 PM   #14 
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I am going to go clean his tank in like 30 minutes. So, The Maracyn won't work? I thought it would make his rot go away because it says it will and I have heard very good things about it.
Well it does, but not if you haven't eliminated the cause first, which is dirty, cold water.
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Well it does, but not if you haven't eliminated the cause first, which is dirty, cold water.

I cleaned my tank yesterday and he is even more lethargic. I have a feeling he will pass soon. I am going to keep on treating him with Maracyn. I can keep his temp at a steady temp at 75 degreese. He is EXTREMELY Lethargic and he only swims to go get air from the surface or when I tap my finger on the tank.
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I would stop the Maracyn. I hate to say this but I think he's too far gone and all you can do is make him comfortable.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:56 PM   #17 
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is dirty cold water the only cause of fin rot? because seriously, i clean my tanks religiously once a week. they are 3 gallons each and i change 50% or more of the water each week, usually more often. i vacuum the sand and i run a charcoal filter that i clean out, as well. the temps are 80F all the time, constantly monitored. Both my fish got fin rot, in separate tanks, and i don't share cups, supplies, nets, etc. i cannot figure out what is going on. i have tried everything to treat it, but no matter what i do, it just keeps coming back. this is the same thing that happened to the last betta i had. and yet when i kept bettas in wisconsin, i never had a case of fin rot, ever. i just took crumb out of a polyguard dip and he looks miserable and is lying on his sand sick. i just want to cry. i'm going to have to redo all the tanks again tonight and tomorrow with total clean water, boiled sand, etc. but no one can figure out why my fish keep getting fin rot. any help?
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Can you c & p this question in a new thread (so as not to hijack bettaowner's thread and make things too complicated? I will address it on your thread and we can work through it from there.
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I would stop the Maracyn. I hate to say this but I think he's too far gone and all you can do is make him comfortable.
Yeah, I think I started to treat the fin rot too late.
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kelly, i did give it my own thread. no one ever replied. so when clean water was mentioned i figured it was as good a chance as any to see if there are any other causes.
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