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Old 04-24-2010, 12:34 PM   #1 
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Fin Rot treatment?

My (little brother's, but still my) betta has black fin rot, despite the fact I've been cleaning his tank (1/2 gallon ) once a day every day. I bought this treatment for ich, fungus, protozoans and dinoflagellates, it is called Ich-Attack (for my goldfish with ich), and I was wondering if that would work for the fin rot as well. Is the black fin rot fungal for bacterial?
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:27 PM   #2 
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I would use Maracyn 1 and 2 to treat finrot.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:31 PM   #3 
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If a medicine is made for something, I wouldn't use it for anything else. I'm not a big fan of medications, anyways.

Clean water is a treatment for fin-rot, but obviously you're doing well on your water changes. Maracyn 1 and Maracyn 2 combo (like DQ suggested) seems to do well for minor fin rot.

If you do get Maracyn 1 and 2, all I can say is ... Good luck. They're normally in powder form made for 10 gallons each packet, I believe. Good luck dividing the packets for a 1/2 gallon, especially with risks of overdosing. I don't want to scare you, but just decided to warn you.
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It's always best to use clean water first but if the problem persists, then try medicine.
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:23 PM   #5 
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I'll try cleaning his tank twice a day for a while, and hope that works.

xxabc, thanks for the warning. ._.; I'd rather not have to attempt something like that...
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:29 PM   #6 
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Alright, but those two are the only medications I know of that have actually done anything for my fish.

Are there any updates on a larger tank, or sadly, no?
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:59 PM   #7 
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My mom said that she'll let me get a new tank... when Puffy dies, and I get my own betta :P I'm still planning some way to get him out of there, I just don't know how.
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There is a website, healthybetta.com, I think, that tells you how to properly dose smaller tanks. I have the paper at home that I printed but I'm not home right now to get my hands on it. I just thought I'd post the website if anyone is interested.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:51 PM   #9 
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That is really helpful, I'll have to keep that website in mind. Thanks :)
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You're welcome.
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