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Old 03-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Another problem with mr grumpy!

Ok so after settling mr grumpy in I have now noticed that I think he has fin rot!! Here are before and after pics.
He also has a small pin hole in the tail too but has had that since I got him.
His tank mates are chili rasboras as my water parameters are 0, 0, and 10 (nitrates)
I have added correct dose of melafix for the time being any further advice?

Oh yes I'm doing daily water changes anyway as the tank is newly set up with seeded media.

Thanks gang!
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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I think you are taking the right action in the situation. Consider putting an air line in and make sure to take your carbon out of the filter. The air line is needed because when dosing with meds, the fish need more air. The carbon takes the meds out of the water, which is why you need to take it out
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I don't have the space or funds for a air tube at the moment. I have api salt but unsure whether to add it?
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don't add it wile adding your melafix. Don't stress over the fact that you don't have an air line either, there is a simple fix! Make sure your water is low enough so that the water movement creates bubbles at the top. Does that make since? Hope this helps!
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You have to have water movement of some sort while medicating. The oxygen will be diminished while treating with meds. What kind of filters do you have? If they are HOB's (Hang-on-the-back), then just drop the water level a few inches. This will help until you can get some airstones and an air pump.
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don't add it wile adding your melafix. Don't stress over the fact that you don't have an air line either, there is a simple fix! Make sure your water is low enough so that the water movement creates bubbles at the top. Does that make since? Hope this helps!
Oh Sorry...guess I should get in the habit of reading other posts first, huh?
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No worries, happens all the time!
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By correct dose do you mean what is on the bottle or the 1/5 dose recommended for Bettas?
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By correct dose do you mean what is on the bottle or the 1/5 dose recommended for Bettas?
The 1/5 dose
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The 1/5 dose
Whew! Just checking. Clean water and a little melafix should help clear it all up. It doesn't look like his fins have had the chance to get really bad yet, so I don't think it will take much more than that to help him recover. Gorgeous fish, btw!
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