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Old 04-26-2011, 01:29 PM   #1 
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HELP! Fin rot and 2 RED SPOTS ON TAIL

My betta name Mr. Kevin fish has been having it pretty tough.

He has been fighting fin rot since the week I got him.

Yesterday I notice a little red dot on his tail, today I noticed one more red dot.

He is still swimming VERY active

There are so many different recommendation online but I am not sure which to trust

I HAVE USED

- Bettafix (which petsmart recommend) at first it worked an than about 2 weeks later the fin rot came back but much worse.

I used a 1/2 tsp mixed in his 1 gallon tank everyday for 6 days and on the 6th day I did a full water change (followed directions on bettafix bottle)

MY SETUP

1 gallon tank with heater. I have a 55 gallon tank that Mr. Kevin fish will go in when I move in 17 days.

water temp: 78
Food: Top Fin Freeze dried bloodworms
Two fake plants
Glass beads on bottom
1/2 tsp Aquarium salt use each full water change with Top Fin Betta water conditioner (1/2 cap full)

I must be doing something wrong with his care! PLEASE HELP!!!!

How often should I completely change my 1 gallon tank?
Am I using the right amount of aquarium salt?
Should I be doing more partial water changes and less full water changes?
How can I get rid of the fin rot for good?
What is this new thing I noticed on him (red spots)?

Thank you
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:34 AM   #2 
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My betta name Mr. Kevin fish has been having it pretty tough.

He has been fighting fin rot since the week I got him.

Yesterday I notice a little red dot on his tail, today I noticed one more red dot.

He is still swimming VERY active

There are so many different recommendation online but I am not sure which to trust

I HAVE USED

- Bettafix (which petsmart recommend) at first it worked an than about 2 weeks later the fin rot came back but much worse.

I used a 1/2 tsp mixed in his 1 gallon tank everyday for 6 days and on the 6th day I did a full water change (followed directions on bettafix bottle)
Regardless of the medicine instructions, in a one gallon bowl 100% water changes should be done 2-3 times a week.

MY SETUP

1 gallon tank with heater. I have a 55 gallon tank that Mr. Kevin fish will go in when I move in 17 days.

water temp: 78
Food: Top Fin Freeze dried bloodworms
Freeze dried foods are a weekly treat only, you need to get a healthy pellet.
Two fake plants
Glass beads on bottom
1/2 tsp Aquarium salt use each full water change with Top Fin Betta water conditioner (1/2 cap full)
Aquarium salt should only be used as disease treatment, not prevention.

I must be doing something wrong with his care! PLEASE HELP!!!!

How often should I completely change my 1 gallon tank?
Am I using the right amount of aquarium salt?
No, salt shouldn't be used at all.
Should I be doing more partial water changes and less full water changes?
What is your water change schedule prior to treatment?
How can I get rid of the fin rot for good?
Clean water, and an aq salt treatment.
What is this new thing I noticed on him (red spots)?
Could be ammonia burns.

Thank you
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:42 AM   #3 
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I have gotten it under control. I followed suggestions that I received from this forum. Thanks for responding :)
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