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Old 07-31-2011, 03:38 AM   #1 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bristol, England
Help me cure Percy's finrot!! Please!!

Percy has had on-off finrot ever since I got him. Recently it's gotten so bad, though. He needs help!

What size is your tank? 6 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, but it broke last night
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope.
Is your tank heated? Yep.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Nothing.

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Betta flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day


How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner (obviously lol)

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0.01ppm
Nitrite: 0.01ppm
Nitrate: 0.5ppm
pH: 7.4
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes, his finnnsss!!
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No, not really.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The bad finrot started yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? With eSHa 2000 medication
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, on-off finrot all his life
How old is your fish (approximately)? About a year old.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:15 AM   #2 
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Location: Shangdong, China
Fin rot is fairly easy to cure.

Clean, warm water and aquarium salt does the trick. I also use STRESS COAT which helps with new fin regrowth.

If it got really bad overnight, it may not be rot. He may be bitting his fins. If you are changing water 2X a week, I dont think he should get fin rot, unless you skipped a week or two. Is there black around the "rot"part? What kind of tail type is he? I have a HM and he SHREDDED his fins. He has more points then a crowntail And the guy in my avatar also bites his fins on occasion.
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