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Old 11-22-2010, 01:22 AM   #1 
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Arrow Fin rot water changing scedule

How often and what percentage of the water should I change while my Betta has fin rot? Today I did a 50% and noticed the rot. My tank is 2.5 gallons and filtered. Also, which medicine do you recommend I use? Thanks to any answers!
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:58 AM   #2 
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Do you think it would be okay to transfer him to a 1/2 gal hospital tank with 100% water changes daily? I read that if there's more than 1/2 the tail left, than to cure all you have to do is give clean water and observe. Also, should I be feeding more protein?
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I mentioned this in your other thread but I'll repost here.

I do 50-75% water changes daily for fin rot, most will say to do 100% but I'm always worried it will stress the fish more. Also add a little bit of aquarium salt (1 tsp per gallon I believe) to help kill the bacteria. If it is really stubborn you can always try anti-biotics such as maracy and maracyn 2 (that's what I use for fin rot but there are a variety for sale).

Just be sure it is fin rot before you start using antibiotics.
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I got a photo. I think it looks like fin rot, but if I'm wrong, someone please correct me. (sorry about the bad quality, Neon wouldn't stop moving)
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