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Old 07-18-2014, 10:43 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Betta fin rot

Hello! I am new to the forum and would love some help. I was away on vacation for 2 weeks and my sister was taking care if them, food but no water changes. As for the questions:
Housing
What size is your tank? About 2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? I broke my thermometer today
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Aqueon pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every other day 1-3 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 1/week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator and conditioner in one

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:
Have not tested water

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Top fin 90% gone, side fin chunk gone, under fin (idk what you call it) 50-80% gone
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 1 week age
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Salt baths for 2(?) days, dips for 4(?) days
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him February 2013, about 1.5 years
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:48 PM   #2 
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Also, how long will it be until any visible signs of regrowth appear?
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:07 PM   #3 
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:17 PM   #4 
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How do I post a picture? Sorry of this is annoying :/
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:30 AM   #6 
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First off, you need to make sure his water is kept clean

Taken from Betta Fish Disease and Treatment
Tail rot or fin rot
•Symptoms: Betta’s fins and/or tail seem to be getting shorter and shorter or they seem to be falling apart and dissolving, Black or red along the edge of the betta’s fins/tail, Bloody tips, Behavior may not change
Treatment: Conservative: Treat with Aq.Salt at 1 tsp/gal. Increase water changes to 100% daily. Replace accurate amount of salt following water changes. Add Stress Coat to help repair tissue. If there is little to no improvement within the first 5 days, you can increase the salt dosage gradually to 2tsp/gal but do not continue any salt treatments past 10 days. Medication: If Conservative treatment is ineffective use API Tetracycline, API Fungus Cure, API Triple Sulfa, OR API Erythromycin. Also add Stress Coat to help regrowth. Continue until fins/tail stop receding and start showing some new growth.
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Thank you veloran :)
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:30 PM   #8 
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Ok so I went out and got API stress coat, liqued fun gas cure, and betta fix. Which do I use? Can I use all? How long do I use them? Any help appritiated!
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:31 PM   #9 
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None of the above, for the fin rot you want to treat him with a little stress coat and 1tsp/g AQ salt (not Epsom salt or sea salt) with daily 100% water changes for 7 days. His fins will be fully regrown in 3 months (given the amount of damage). Also after this you want to be doing 1 100% and 1 50% change every week since his disease can reoccur. Just add the salt to his normal tank.

Bettafix hurts way more than it helps and the fungus cure wouldn't do anything since fin rot is not a fungus
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:51 PM   #10 
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I have already tried to salt for a week and is hasnt helped
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