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Old 11-27-2011, 06:23 PM   #11 
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My roommate typically makes her beats at her friend's dorm since he's been ill, and I've only turned on his light to get a look at him.

I'm waiting for the quarantine tank to reach a proper temperature right now, but I have a new problem I need to deal with besides just the bacterial infection. I came back to find that Dynamo has fin rot.

So... now what do I do? Do I go ahead with the epsom salt treatment, or should I go a different route?
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:26 PM   #12 
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How bad is the fin rot? Are his fins edged in lots of black and do they look like they are falling/melting off in big chunks? Or do his fins just look a little ragged here and there? If the fin rot doesn't look too serious, I would continue with the epsom salt because it's more important to get him swimming right. The epsom salt will help fin rot to some degree as well.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #13 
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Most of his fins just look a little ragged, but he's missing a huge chunk from his dorsal fin.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:18 PM   #14 
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Stick with epsom salt. It will help prevent further infection and we can heal up his fins when he's able to swim properly again. How is his SBD doing?
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:29 PM   #15 
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He's doing much better today. He is having little problem swimming around and is being much more active. He doesn't float or sink, but occasionally he still has trouble keeping himself from flipping over on his side.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:42 PM   #16 
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I'm glad he's doing better. :) Keep him in the epsom salt until all of his SBD symptoms have disappeared. Hang in there, you can do it, little betta boy! :)
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:47 PM   #17 
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Alright, will do. Thank you so much!
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:53 PM   #18 
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You're welcome, Loveless. :) Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:26 PM   #19 
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Dynamo is finally seeming better. He's showing no signs of SBD and is acting like his old self again. He still has a huge chunk missing from his top fin, but it doesn't look as bad now either.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:30 PM   #20 
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That's great news! Yay for Dynamo! He can probably be safely removed from the epsom salt now, if you haven't already. His fins should heal up on their own as long as you keep the water clean. Congratulations both of you!
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