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Old 03-09-2011, 07:33 AM   #1 
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Melafix or Bettafix?

We figured out that my friends betta has fungus. Which should we pick up at walmart today... Melafix or Bettafix?
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:43 AM   #2 
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melafix and bettafix are actually the same. bettafix is just weaker dosage.

As for the fungus, you might wanna use pimafix, but weaker than suggested dosage.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #3 
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Don't use either, they can damage Betta's labrynth organ.
Weird because betta fix is supposed to be safe for them, but your still taking a change with it because it's watered down melafix.
I know when they are sick you can use 1 teaspoon of aquarium salt per 5 gallon for 10 days, along with warming the temperature in his home slowly. 80 degrees is great, or 85, but no warmer to help.
Do frequent water changes.
One of my bettas got white spots on his eyes (For some reason the medication I tried to use to help his fins, caused what it was supposed to treat, instead of preventing it), so I used this and I saw a very quick response with his fins and the spots on his eyes dissapeared.
Extra clean water is very important when they are ill!
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blue haven is correct. clean water is always best solution
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His water is about as clean as it can get. He is in a filtered 5g home and she changes 50% of the water a week. Should she remove him for and do daily water changes instead, in a smaller bowl?
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If he doesn't have tank mates that can be affected, Keeping him in his tank will make him happier!
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i've never used aquarium salt for medicating.... I'm afraid of overdosing.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:16 AM   #8 
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He has 1 apple snail. Would she have to completely clean the tank before she put him back in?
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:20 AM   #9 
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Ah, sorry for late reply!
If you have an apple snail, take him out or move your betta to another temporary home while medicating him, the snail I don't think can take any form of salt and you have to be careful if you use some kind of treatment that is safe for bettas.
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Thats what I though... will she have to clean out the 5g before she puts the betta back in after treatment or should it be okay if she puts him back in there once hes better.
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