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Old 08-30-2017, 12:00 AM   #1
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The first pic was taken on Aug 19, and the other one is today, Aug 29.

I just recently noticed it. So, what should I do? Should I get the salt thing for him or just try to keep the water clean and wait? I'm kinda worried.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:15 AM   #2
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What ever is wrong with your betta, it doesn't look very serious. Clean water is the best treatment and preventative for fin rot. If the condition gets worse you might try Melafix. It won't disrupt your BB. Good luck.
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There is really nothing you can do for a minor case of fungal decay like this.
It happens to fancy bread fish with larger than nature intended blood supply to the fins.
If anything take it out and put it in a bath with some methylene blue for a few hours every day for a few days, should be all it really needs.
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There is really nothing you can do for a minor case of fungal decay like this.

It happens to fancy bread fish with larger than nature intended blood supply to the fins.

If anything take it out and put it in a bath with some methylene blue for a few hours every day for a few days, should be all it really needs.


Is it the same thing as Melafix and Bettafix?
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What ever is wrong with your betta, it doesn't look very serious. Clean water is the best treatment and preventative for fin rot. If the condition gets worse you might try Melafix. It won't disrupt your BB. Good luck.


Just dump it into the tank?
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Not the methylene blue. It's okay to administer Melafix in your tank.
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No methylene blue is what they put in toilets and outhouse. ON a better note than that, they use it in science and in injections, its harmless, but it does kill everything bacteria/fungus/parasite wise.
And it stains bad, use in bare bottom hospital tank only, but it is eco-friendly easy on fish and cheap.
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I finally got my hands on a bottle of Bettafix. So, how to properly use it?

By the way, I'm starting to put the medicine directly into my betta's 3gal home, but I wanna know if there's way to put less medicine?
Like move him into a smaller bowl or sth, so that I don't have to use medicine as much as I'm putting into his tank now?
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I couldn't find any other medicine except Bettafix. That's why I bought only that.
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I think Bettafix is virtually the same thing as Melafix. It's some type of tea tree extract that has anti biotic, anti fungal properties. It's like an all natural antiseptic. It's not toxic like for example, Formalin. It's okay to use as directed in your main tank. If you want to medicate your Betta in a smaller tank that's okay too, just be sure to fill the smaller container with aged tank water.
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