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Old 07-25-2011, 05:12 AM   #1 
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Fin melt?

whats the treatment for it? ive started melafix treatment
Free willys fins have pinched and rolled and theres brown tinge to it, its not fin ROT so im thinking fin melt?
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #2 
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I'd stop the Melafix and just try aquarium salt and warm water. Melafix has Tea Trea Oil which can damage a betta's labyrinth organ. Post pics and maybe I can help you identify what's wrong and find a med to try if you want to go that route. Poor Free Willy. :( He had such gorgeous fins too.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:25 PM   #3 
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ARGH willy isnt the only one. barney and Won are following suit. Barney had great fins last night, and Won won too


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wons are JUST begining to bind argh i dont use aq salt i use epson salts, i cant qt them i dont think i have room unless i move teddy and marshal out but that means heating a new tank and i dont think i have two heaters or one tank i can divde and heat URGH!
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:35 PM   #4 
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OH CRAP! teddy is showing signs of binding and marshall has like drops hanging off a few rays no qt needed then i have to treat the whole tank.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:14 PM   #5 
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:( I've never seen fin melt before but it really does look just like that: fins melting off. Is it some kind of super contagious fungus or bacteria that they all caught it or is it something in the water?
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:26 PM   #7 
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i reckon willy brought it in remember he had funny dorsal hence his name
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #8 
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That's true, he did. I didn't think much of it at the time, though, just thought it was one of his funny quirks. :/
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #9 
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so did i because i have curled fins on other fish from water quality and thats all i thought it was :( now i have 3 SICK and 2 getting sick :(
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:45 PM   #10 
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Didn't someone on AusAqua go through this with some of their bettas? I think they started using either Triple Sulfa or Tetracycline, I can't recall which.

Hopefully you can find out how to beat it. Fin problems in bettas are so frustrating.
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