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Old 11-19-2007, 09:13 AM   #1 
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Betta's fins and tail

Over the weekend somehow one of my male betta's jumped into the other side of the tank with the other male. I got to work this morning and had to separate them. I was devistated because their tails and fins were shredded... I have a top on the tank so I have no idea how the other fish could have jumped in the other side. Can you tell me if these will grow back? Thanks...
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:20 AM   #2 
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They should grow back. Maintain excellent water conditions by doing frequent small water changes which should be enough. If you like you can also add melafix at 1/5 the recommended dose (bettas are sensitive to melafix at the normal dose. You can buy bettafix but this is just a watered down version of melafix) to aid the healing but often this is not necessary.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:22 AM   #3 
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Plenty of water change > Melafix

Works for me.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:24 AM   #4 
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Ok.. thanks I do have Betta fix but, I will go and buy that other brand... I appreciate you help...
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:02 AM   #5 
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Ok.. thanks I do have Betta fix but, I will go and buy that other brand... I appreciate you help...
Bettafix is melafix, just watered down. I was suggesting to use melafix at a lower dose to save you the money of buying bettafix. Since you already have bettafix, you can use it at the normal dose. It's the same thing but at a dfferent strength.

In future however, to save a bit of money, buy melafix and use 1/5 of the dose. :)
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Betta's fins and tail

On the directions for use of BettaFix it says to use for 7 days and then change the water.. do you think I should do this or change the water more frequently.. ?? Thanks..
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Change more frequently. Do three small changes a week.

When you put in the new water, you can redose the new water. But only put an amount proportional that the amount of new water you are changing.

For example if your tank is 10g, and the dosage is 1tsp/5g then put in 2 tsps. If you then change 2g of water, put 2/5 tsp in the new water before you add it. Hope this makes sense.

*Edit* Sorry I meant to add: I can;t remember what the dose is. I'm not saying it is 1tsp/5g. That was just an example. I didn't want you seeing that and thinking that's what you should dose. It will say on the bottle how much you should dose.
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Thanks.. I know what you mean.. Do you use the water conditioner in there too then?
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Thanks.. I know what you mean.. Do you use the water conditioner in there too then?
Use the water conditioner with the new water as normal. It doesn't react with melafix or bettafix or any medication that I know of so it's completely safe to use when medicating. :)

I'm glad you know what I mean, sometimes I don't explain things very well.
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