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Old 12-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #11 
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I'm sure he'll be ok after a few days.
Today I looked at his fins and he has developed pin holes in his fins. Could this be fin rot? Or could he have injured himself on something? I have 3 Teaspoons of Aquarium Salt in the tank and remember it is a 5 gallon. Should I add 2 more Teaspoons of Salt?
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #12 
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Do you have a smaller tank like a 1G hospital tank? I use those when one of mine has fin rot and I don't put any rocks or plants in it so they soak up all of the salt or medication. Do you have plastic plants or silk? I've converted to almost all silk plants because a couple of the plastic ones were ripping up their fins. I try not to add too much salt just in case. I give them salt baths so they aren't constantly in that much salt.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:12 PM   #13 
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Do you have a smaller tank like a 1G hospital tank? I use those when one of mine has fin rot and I don't put any rocks or plants in it so they soak up all of the salt or medication. Do you have plastic plants or silk? I've converted to almost all silk plants because a couple of the plastic ones were ripping up their fins. I try not to add too much salt just in case. I give them salt baths so they aren't constantly in that much salt.
I have silk plants and I threw away my old 1 gallon. So, Should I just use 1 teaspoon od Aquarium Salt per gallon? Also, I have some Maracyn 2 but I think that might stress him out a bit since he is new.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:57 PM   #14 
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Yeah, 1 teaspoon per gall should be good. I wouldn't use the Maracyn 2 yet.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:04 PM   #15 
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Yeah, 1 teaspoon per gall should be good. I wouldn't use the Maracyn 2 yet.
OK, Thanks! Also he has been swimming more than he did yesterday. He likes to swim in his cave and he only came out of his cave once today and he swam fast to go back into the cave. I am going to add the salt soon. I hope he is going to get used to my tank soon!
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:44 PM   #16 
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Yeah, 1 teaspoon per gall should be good. I wouldn't use the Maracyn 2 yet.
Ok, Today he seems more used to his tank! Today he is actually swimming around the tank but, the part of the tail that had pin holes is gone. I hope it's not getting any worse. Could it be from over Flaring? When I had him, he was flaring all over the tank like crazy for atleast 2 hours.
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Sorry, I'm a little confused. Isn't it good that the pin holes are gone?
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:32 PM   #18 
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I think bettaowner means that part of the tail is gone, not just the pinholes.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:38 PM   #19 
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Oh ok, sorry I read it wrong. Thanks lavallin! Have you been giving him salt bathes?
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:31 PM   #20 
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Oh ok, sorry I read it wrong. Thanks lavallin! Have you been giving him salt bathes?
Well, Unfortunatly, my betta died 2 days ago. I am going to start a new Aquarium with Male Guppies and Mollies with my 5 gallon.
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