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Old 12-22-2011, 06:45 PM   #1 
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Question What is the best way to treat fin rot

What is the best way to prevent and/or treat fin rot without using some kind of medication like melafix? I know melafix is not good for bettas but what else can be used to fix fin rot and prevent it in the first place?
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:00 PM   #2 
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Clean water is the only prevention that is safe..
If you know for sure it's rot and not fin biting or being ripped via a decoration or filter, then the aquarium salt treatment is the most idea.
As for treatment- start out trying 1 tsp of AQ salt per gallon, daily 100% water changes for no longer then 10 days.

*Don't use AQ salt as a prevention, as the bacteria could get resistant to it, as well as over exposure to the salt has potential to harm the bettas liver and kidneys- as with all medications, you can't use medication on a regular basis for prevention.
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i've never even had to use AQ salt for most fin rot cases. unless it's REALLY bad, just clean water will get rid of it.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:52 AM   #4 
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Thanks for the advice.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:46 PM   #5 
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Also, warm water. Raise the temperature to between 80 and 82. Warmer water = a faster metabolism = faster healing. :)
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