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Old 03-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Best way to treat beta fin rot?

Today I just noticed that my half-moon beta (spot) has developed a mild case of fin rot, AKA part of his fin is missing and edged in black.

I know a lot of people have this this problem when buying a new beta so I was wondering what is the best way to treat it. Should I just use heat and salt or anti fungal medicine or what. The tank has live plants so any treatment shouldn't hurt those. Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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Lots of clean water will clean it up.
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Would you recommend adding salt or would that hurt the plants?
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Just lots of clean water, as said. If it continues to deteriorate you can use salt at 1 tablespoon per 5 gallon if water. It usually doesn't affect plants if used for a short period of time.
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OK, thanks. I'll do more water changes and there's quite a bit of plants so the water should stay fairly clean. Is fin rot contagious though, because I was going to get some ember tetras but I don't want them to get sick
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No, it's not contagious.
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Water changes, Water changes , Water changes , what's the temp at?
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