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Old 12-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #1 
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Betta Fin Rot

My betta fish, Tai, has fin rot along with my other betta, Azure. Tai has really bad fin rot, while Azure's is minor. I want to know some fin rot meds that aren't harmful to bettas. I have already tried Melafix, Bettafix, and Maracyn. All of them I've seen with little effect on my bettas.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:34 PM   #2 
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When my Peach had fin rot, I used AQ salt. It worked REALLY well. But you have to be careful if you have live plants as aquarium salt will melt them. And you shouldn't use the salt more than 10 days. I hope they get better!
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:53 PM   #3 
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If you are sure it's fin rot and not tail biting, best bet is to use AQ salt-

1 tsp per gallon, daily 100% water changes, for no longer then 10 days.
Don't mix the salt with medications.
Stop all medications as 2 of those you used (melafix and bettafix) have potential to harm their labyrinth organ, and some cases have been made of it's dangers.

Fin rot happens when there is a tear/rip in their fin and bacteria enters it.. normally the water needs a little more changing per week if that is the case. Unsure what size tank you have, but you may want to evaluate your water change schedule and up it some to prevent this in the future.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:56 PM   #4 
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in my experience, sometimes meds aren't even needed. neither is aq salt in some cases. just clean water.

can you get photos of them? sometimes tail biting is mistaken for fin rot, but either way, clean water.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:12 PM   #5 
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Well, they're in their own tanks, would a betta really bite itself?
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:18 PM   #6 
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I can make an attempt to get a pic.
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