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Old 03-20-2016, 08:48 PM   #1 
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Percy has fin rot ;-;

My blue veil tail Percy is sick! He has fin rot. Here's some facts about my tank and then I'll go into detail.
It's around 2 gallons
It stays at 76 degrees
No heater or filter (im working on that my mom thinks it's unnecessary)
He has lots of entertainment.
I do 50% water changes once a week and I do a 100% every now and then.
So anyay:
I left my house for a few days and someone was feeding my fish for me. Percy was absolutely fine when I left, but when I got back he was all brown and had black tips on his fins. It was pretty obviously fin rot. I gave him a water change and started treating him with bettafix (which I know some don't recommend but many many people I asked did). He looks pretty blue again but his green shine has yet to reappear :(. He still has fin rot. I don't know how long it takes for it to go away and I'm quite worried. If anyone can help that would be great.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:51 PM   #2 
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I know you will be repeating some things but please fill out the sticky at the top of this section: "PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING...." and include a photo. To embed click on "Go Advanced" and then click on "Manage Attachments" or the paper clip in the tool bar.

Without the form and a photo we'd be guessing at best. With suspected fin rot the photo is essential since so many misdiagnose fin biting as fin rot. Thank you.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:14 PM   #3 
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With a two gallon, you need to be doing water changes at least twice a week. While he has fin rot, I would suggest doing partial water changes daily or every other day. If you have a water tester, you need to check on the ammonia. If you don't have one, get one(not the test strips). If your mom doesn't think the heater/filter are necessary, I suppose you can show her this forum, and if you haven't already offered to pay, do that. That's about as much advice I can give based on the info given. Good luck!

BTW: Is his name from the Percy Jackson books? I love that series :3
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With a two gallon, you need to be doing water changes at least twice a week. While he has fin rot, I would suggest doing partial water changes daily or every other day. If you have a water tester, you need to check on the ammonia. If you don't have one, get one(not the test strips). If your mom doesn't think the heater/filter are necessary, I suppose you can show her this forum, and if you haven't already offered to pay, do that. That's about as much advice I can give based on the info given. Good luck!

BTW: Is his name from the Percy Jackson books? I love that series :3
everything he said and add some aquarium salt. its a must.
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Yeah! He reminded me of him for some reason :3 and I will do.
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Fin biting and fin rot are not treated the same. In addition, fin rot does not normally develop overnight. It is 99% environmental and the result of long-term filthy habitat.

It's you're choice but without the form and photo all anyone can do is guess at treatment.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:07 PM   #7 
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Hey! Sorry I didn't respond. I didn't have internet for a few days. Update: he had black tips of fins. It wasn't raggedy at all and now it's gone. Not really sure if I still need to do anything? I'll fill out the form of you want but idk if I still need to he seems fine now.
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