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Old 11-12-2011, 12:38 PM   #1 
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Question is this fin rot ???

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? blood worms, pelets, flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% once a week 50% every 2 weeks 100% a month
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditiner

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

Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite:0ppm
Nitrate:0ppm
pH: ?
Hardness: ?
Alkalinity: ?

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? eage of tail black spots
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? a little slow
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 4days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes i put him in a 1.75 gal and added some api betta fix because he got scratched up and lost a few scails
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yes
How old is your fish (approximately)?: ?
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:40 PM   #2 
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:44 PM   #3 
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:03 PM   #4 
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:24 PM   #5 
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When was the last water change, do you have the filter baffled-I haven't looked at the pic yet...but does the black edges also look crusty...black doesn't always mean rot....

I would stop making the 100% water changes since you have a filter running all the time-what kind of test product are you using....

On 5gal filtered 50% weekly with vacuum should maintain water quality once you establish the nitrogen cycle.....monitor the ammonia and nitrite and make a second 50% water only with readings of 0.25ppm or greater until you have nitrate 5-10ppm without ammonia, nitrite spikes.....

Right now-I would make a 50% water only change-dosing the dechlorinator for the full volume of the tank...I will go take a look at the current pic...
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:29 PM   #6 
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Handsome boy you got- sorry, but it's Saturday and a lot of us tend to be out and about. I'm on a break now from rearranging and organizing daughter's room heh.

It does look to be fin rot, poor boy.

I would discontinue the bettafix, as it can actually do more harm then good- has an ingredient that has potential to harm the labyrinth organ. It's one of those types of medications that the risk usually outweighs the benefits. For missing scales and scratches, just clean water is the best treatment.

For fin rot- I would go ahead and do 1-2 teaspoons per gallon, dissolve it prior to adding your guy in it, along with your regular water conditioner. Daily 100% water changes is a must- for not longer then 10 days. The salt and water changes will help keep his wounds clean as well. As long as you dissolve the salt completely, it won't burn him.

Keep us updated on how he is progressing, it will be a bit before you see any improvement, but as long as we kill the bacteria, then he should start healing up. Once you see clear on the edges with the black diminishing, then you know he is healing up.

50% weekly with siphoning regularly is enough for a 5 gal filtered. But go ahead and stay on that schedule for a few weeks after he has been treated of fin rot to make sure it doesn't return. If he doesn't seem to be getting any better at the end of 10 days, post up more pictures and let us know so we can try something a little stronger. Good luck.

Edit: Ack! I was too slow at typing.. okay, OFL is here :) You're in good hands now!
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:32 PM   #7 
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ok thank you

ok ummmmmmmm
ok so stop 100 watter changes
im using the api? thing where you put the watter in the tube and add the chemicals,shake wate five min and compare with the chart
his tail when i got hi was almost perfectly round but now its zigzaged

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