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Old 07-27-2010, 12:11 AM   #1 
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Talking Fin repair

Hey All,

I have had to remove MAUI, my smallest female from the sorority because she was being constantly picked on, and her fins have taken some serious damage. I have removed her and put here into her own tank with BETTA FIX and clean 80'f water.

Is there anything else I can do to speed up the recovery of her damaged fins, and help her get back to full status!?!

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:31 AM   #2 
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aquarium salt helps a lot!
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:34 AM   #3 
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I'm sorry to hear about your girl :( Add some aquarium salt to her hospital tank, this will help prevent infection. Also, feed her high protein food (frozen bloodworms, other frozen or live food, high protein pellets). This promotes growth. I would not add betta fix as I believe this has oil in it (like melafix and pimafix) and that can permanently damage their labrynth organ. AQ salt is far more effective.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:48 AM   #4 
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Ditto the Aq. salt.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:14 AM   #5 
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Thanks a lot everyone, I will hold off on the daily Betta Max an invest in the aquarium salt, any recommendations on how much and for how long I should keep her out and using the salt?
Thanks, any other help would be great!

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Old 07-27-2010, 11:25 AM   #6 
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For fin treatment I use-first I QT then add Aquarium salt 1tsp/g along with 100% daily water changes for 10 days.
I like to pre-mix my salt in a 1g jug to make dosage and water changes easier, if you have IAL or oak leaf you can add this too, I like to let it steep in the pre-mix jug of salt.
You should start to see re-growth in 3-4 days
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:41 PM   #7 
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For fin treatment I use-first I QT then add Aquarium salt 1tsp/g along with 100% daily water changes for 10 days.
I like to pre-mix my salt in a 1g jug to make dosage and water changes easier, if you have IAL or oak leaf you can add this too, I like to let it steep in the pre-mix jug of salt.
You should start to see re-growth in 3-4 days
I thought oak leaves could be used like IAL but no one could clarify it for me lol.
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I use oak leaves instead of Indian almond leaf-they do the same thing, IAL-you need less of them to get the same amount of tannins than the oak leave and the oak leaves break down faster too-in my experience
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:10 PM   #9 
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Gonna get me some oak leaves tomorrow then lol, I have been searching high and low for IAL when I could have used oak leaves along and they are minutes from where I live lol
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Make sure the leaf collection location is free of pesticides and heavy pollution, you want the naturally dried and fallen leaves, rinse well and either add to the tank or rip them up and pour hot, not boiling water over them and steep for 10-15 min. dilute with cool water to bring to fish tank water temp and add to tank, (dilution to desired color)
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