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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. My betta has popeye, and I read reviews about Betta Revive and that it could help if the popeye is caused by bacteria. Can Betta Revive be used with API Stress Coat and Melafix? I've been using both and epsom salt for a while, and there has been little change except that he is acting more...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    So I recently bought a new Halfmoon male that had substantial fin damage, they were curled under themselves and his fins had enormous damage so I decided to try Melafix. My concern is his fins look worse, I assume that its causing the dead material to fall off (his bowl gets very dirty very...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am treating my betta Sky with it because even with frequent water changes his eye is very cloudy and seems to come and go. I read the directions for the Melafix and it says to remove carbon from the filter before adding it. I have two filters in my tank because it is divided and they both have...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I'm new here, but I've already learned so much reading through these boards. You guys are awesome, and I hope you can help with my charming 2 1/2 yr old Veil Tail, Uncle Belvedere, who I suspect is in the early stage of Dropsy. Housing What size is your tank? 5 gal What...
  5. Betta Chat
    I just thought this would be an interesting conversation. Melafix as some say can cause damage to the labyrinth organ or coats the organ. I find that most betta owners don't use it, or if they do they use it sparingly. Considering that any fish already on melafix is sick, how do we know that...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Should I manually remove the "cottony" patch on the pectoral fin with a Q-tip or just leave it be? I am currently treating him with MelaFix. So far, he is behaving "normally" (e.g., eating is fine, swimming as usual, etc...)
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Peter the fish is a glorious and aggressive crown tail. When I first got him, I was keeping him in conditioned tap water, but it was a few weeks before I discerned that the water's pH was high. Over time and with experienced I realized it was VERY high and his fins were getting really curly. Now...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    Long story short, my betta was being treated for a virus that was affecting the entire stock of the pet store distributor's bettas. He had ammonia burns on his fins so I was treating him in a petsmart cup with daily daily water changes, & a few drops of Melafix. He was starting to look better...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I went to the store today to get some new gravel for my cheekie, I saw a whole bunch of fish medication and thought I should buy some just in case so I wouldent have to rush to the store if he got sick. I get home and all I Find is people posting how horrible melafix is, unfortunatly that is...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I have a betta who had fin rot a couple of weeks ago. I did the standard aquarium salt procedure and I thought I got rid of it. Unfortunately, I came back from choir camp today and saw that his fins were half of what they were. So, I went to the pet store and got Melafix. I know that this can...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hey! i got sushi and he had a bacterial infection which made some of the scales on his head fall off. i treated it with melafix, but the scales never came back. its been a few weeks. how long will this take? it looks weird bcause theres just a black spot on his head...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all. My little guy was subject to accidental melafix poisoning about 2 months ago. He was nearly dead, but I managed to cure him with BettaRevice but now I think the damage that had been done has finally caught up with him and I wanted some advice on what I should do (does he have a...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has pretty severe fin rot, so i purchased Melafix to take care of it. I just have a quick question. It says on the back to use daily for 7 days. Should continue to change my water every day and add medicine after? Or should i keep adding the medicine every day and then change after 7...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I am new to this site and have read many of the threads but I need some help with my betta. I am a college student and so I had to bring my fish home with me for winter break and keep him in a smaller than usual tank. His fins have always been kind of scraggly but I notice they were...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sick Betta - No Improvement - Suspected Swim Bladder Disorder, Popeye & Gill Disease I have a female betta, Karmady. Last Sunday we noticed she wasn't acting like herself and her appetite had subsided. We immediately did a 100% change of her water. Her tank is 2.5 gallons, Fluval Spec with...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta (named Red) that has clamped fins. I don't know what is wrong with him. But I did put 2 teaspoons of pure salt (just nacl no additives) in his 2 gallon tank. I also picked up so melafix and was wondering if it actually works? I have been giving it to him for two days now and I do...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The other day I was browsing a pet store (Won't say which) and I came upon a betta fish that was in the WORST condition I have ever seen. I picked up the fish cup with the dirtiest water. He is a beautiful duel tail betta fish, except his fin rot, pop eye, and whatever else he has. My heart...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta has developed Ick. As advised by petco's employee, I started treating the betta with melafix and aquarium salt -- will that work? The melafix doesn't say anything about helping with Ick. I also have three snails and a clown pleco. I'd appreciate any help you can give. Thanks so...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    I came home to find that my betta fish's tail (the hind tail) was missing a piece, and the only thing in his tank that could have caused that was the filter. I took the filter out, but now I'm worried his tank might get too dirty and cause him to get diseases. My questions are: 1) should I...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    one of my fish has pretty bad finrot. :-( I was suggested using Melafix to treat it. I've seen a few good and bad reviews online, but I wanted to hear what you guys had to say about it.
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