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Old 05-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #1 
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For any of you who've had a betta with fin rot?

Hi everyone! My poor betta has had fin rot. I had suspected he had it since I bought him, and it has recently gotten a bit worse.

So I've upped my water changes, still putting in the AQ Salt and of course some Prime. :)

I was wondering what the recovery process was for this? How long did it take for people to notice a difference? Or did you never notice any thing at all?

Thanks so much!
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:49 PM   #2 
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when we got my brother's first betta, Archie, he had bad fin rot, and was tail biting. we started treating him, and saw new growth within a week or two. :3
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:52 PM   #3 
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It varies from fish to fish. :) with clean water, I typically start seeing improvement relatively quickly. However, with my fish Tux (he tail bites) it takes a lot longer to see improvements, so I feed him frozen blood worms for dinner (extra protein will help speed up the process.)
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:36 AM   #4 
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Harley took about 4 weeks to see re-growth but it literally happened overnight. It probably took so long as I tried several different methods before anything happened. But it has started decaying again. As long as you're doing frequent water changes, just wait. Don't forget to do a max of 10 days for the aquarium salt.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:15 AM   #5 
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Percy is prone to finrot. Simple water changes and doses of eSHa 2000 sort out the problem quickly.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:18 AM   #6 
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:13 AM   #7 
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I've used bettafix and after a week my boy seemed to be getting better...but then after another week he was getting worse again.

I was advised to give him some frozen blood worms once a week. And ever since he has been getting better nutrition I have been seeing lots of regrowth.

Good luck.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #8 
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I was advised to give him some frozen blood worms once a week. And ever since he has been getting better nutrition I have been seeing lots of regrowth.
This is a good point to remember. In addition to keeping the water clean, good nutrition, especially a good quality protein and high protein diet, is very important in your fish overcoming fin rot issues. Not just in fish, but cells and body tissues require protein for repair and growth. So don't just focus on water quality, have a look at what you're feeding and the quality of ingredients. Improvement won't happen very quickly or well with a poor diet.

Gerty, here's my experience with my betta, Leroy, shown in 2 photos:

Back in my care April 11:



And about 3 1/2 weeks later:


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Old 05-14-2011, 09:52 PM   #9 
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Julie, he is gorgeous!
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:21 PM   #10 
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Julie, he is gorgeous!
Thanks, grundylady, and although the lighting in the 1st photo was not great (was in a 5 litre plastic bucket until I could get his 6 gallon tank) and he was sitting on the bottom, you can definitely see that his fins were in pretty bad shape. And, again, I just kept his tank clean and fed him a good quality food.
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