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Old 08-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #1 
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Question fungus clear in acrylic tanks?

I have two medications (Fungus clear & Bettafix) that I know stain ornaments. If I use them in an acrylic tank, will they also stain the tank walls?
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:34 PM   #2 
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:03 AM   #3 
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Well it is not advised that you use bettafix because it has tea tree oil, which has a potentially negative effect on the betta's labyrinth organ.

Other than that, yes, it will probably stain your tank. I think I remember reading that OFL gets stains from the tannins she puts in her water. Though she is able to scrape them off I think? Idk.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:25 AM   #4 
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I looked up Fungus Clear and the ingredients are nitrofurazone and furazolidone. I googled those drugs and couldn't find any immediate information on which product stains and what incredients cause the staining. The best person to ask about drugs and health issues would be Darkmoon. She could specifically direct you on the best meds for your betta's condition without having to worry about staining your tank. I've personally used Melachite Green and Acriflavin in the past. Those drugs *completely* stain everything acrylic. I used them in my glass tank, but all the bubbler tubing, ornaments, etc. were ruined. PM Darkmoon. She'll help you out. She's great.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:25 AM   #5 
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It never stained any of mine when used at the proper dosage and mixed correctly. Mix the Fungus clear in a cup before adding to the water and it will be fine.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:58 AM   #6 
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Just realized that I meant to say BettaRevive instead of Bettafix...oops...

I'm wondering about it because I have a little betta who seems to have finrot, and I can't seem to get rid of it. I've tried AQ salt water changes for 10 days, and also the FungusClear (so I've already stained his ornaments), but that was also to treat something else. He perked up after those two treatments, and then he suddenly clamped up again for no apparent reason. He was in a 2.5g glass tank, but he didn't seem to like it very much. I moved him a few days ago to a 1.5g acrylic tank and he's perked up again, but I think he might still have finrot. He's definitely had finrot at some point, but it's hard to tell if he has it right now because his fin edges are black to begin with, so I can't tell if his fins are growing back or if it's finrot. But it looks like it might still be finrot.

And that's why I'm wondering if the FungusClear or the BettaRevive will stain acrylic tanks...cause I was thinking of treating him with the BettaRevive in his new tank.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:37 PM   #7 
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My betta had fin rot like that. It ate away his tail, it was awful.

We used Maracyn I and II (combo, but at least use II) and he was right as rain.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:28 PM   #8 
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I used malachite green in my acrylic tank and it only stained the decorations. My deco was green anyway so it only stained the heavy base.


Just to be safe though, you should dose and medicate your betta in a quarantine tank, unless for some reason you must dose the entire tank.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:08 PM   #9 
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Hi Newfiedragon, Before you re-dose with a different med, why don't you post a new thread specifically for the health issues you're experiencing. Post a pic and let the disease specialists folks respond. I recently over medicated my 25 gal and I killed one of my gobies. Although I followed the dosing directions correctly, I was confused because it appeared that I had chosen the wrong meds. In reality it just required more time and the drugs really shouldn't have been mixed. I also used AQ salt but that created more issues. I just didn't know what I was doing. One of the vet folks from this forum really helped educate me, and explained that I shouldn't have bounced around so much, but it was too late for my little goby. So post a pic and explain what you've dosed with and see who can step in and possibly re-direct you.
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It's been about two months since I medicated him with Fungusclear. the last medication was AQ salt for 10 days, and that was about two weeks ago.

He seems to be doing pretty good now, and it looks like his tail is starting to grow back.

I'm actually only asking about the meds in an acrylic tank just in case I need to treat his finrot again. I think it's best to know the answer now than suddenly decide that I need to treat him and then have to waste time asking questions. :D
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