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Old 09-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #1 
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Fin rot?

How do you clear it up? Is there even a possibility for it to clear up on its own?

ETA: Not sure if it is or not but I noticed white seems to be spreading from his black tips. Its not red into black anymore. Its red-white- then black.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:43 PM   #2 
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i know melafix works well for fish cuts and finrot
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:15 PM   #3 
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Don't use melafix, unless it is really bad. Up your water changes, and lengthen the ammoint of light per day your betta gets. Aquarium salt should help too. For me, just lots of clean water and more light does the trick typically.

It sounds like his fins might be regrowing, bit that thre is still some finrot as well. A clear picture could help me tell for sure
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:36 AM   #4 
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This is the picture. I did a 20% water change yesterday. I need some aquarium salt. The light on the aquarium is usually on from about 8am-9pm.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:38 AM   #5 
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This does look like some infection--clear tissue is a sign of healthy regrowth, though. VTs, due to the simplicity of their ray structure, I'm guessing, seem to regrow fin tissue fairly quickly. I would see the clear areas as a sign of improvement. Keep the water pristinely clean and you should continue to see more clear regrowth. If you have kosher salt in your house, you can use it as if it were aquarium salt, as they are essentially the same thing. The only thing that separates normal table salt from aquarium salt is the fact that table salt is iodized, meaning they add iodine and sometimes potassium because someone somewhere decided that humanity wasn't getting enough iodine, so they threw it in for kicks. Kosher salt isn't iodized or treated with any potassium, so it's safe for your fish and can be treated like aquarium salt.
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