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Old 07-01-2010, 03:41 PM   #1 
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Fin rot treatment

My betta is a biter.. Bit id say two good bites out of his tail and it's starting to rot. How should i treat it? He is in a 1.5G tank rightnow (waiting for my 5.5 G to cycle before i put him in). I use aquarium salt, and water conditioner. How often should i change water?
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:00 PM   #2 
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I have had best luck with healing and re-growth by doing 100% daily water changes with mild cases and with more server cases I will add aquarium salt 1tsp/gal along with daily 100% water changes for 10 days.
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Well heres the thing, i've been doing 100% water changes for about a week now with no improvements. I've been adding 1tsp/gal aqaurium salt too. IMO it looks like the rot is SLOWLY gettting worse. and his fins are starting to like split apart
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Do you have hard water?
Also, when the natural treatments are not effective or you don't see improvement within at least 5-7 days you may want to look into antibiotic, I don't use OTC medication so I can't recommend any, the natural treatments have always worked for me, when I get stubborn case I will soften the water by using rainwater and added oak leaf and/or peat moss to the mix along with a good high protein diet.
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