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Old 04-05-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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Persistent Fin Rot on Betta

Since January, my betta has been suffering from bad fin rot. It hasnít progressed to his body but it wonít go away. Iíve been using aquarium salts and melafix but only minor improvement has shown. Iíve been pretty consistent with water changes too. He still eats like a pig and is as active as normal! Thank you!
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Pic? Size tank, % of water changes and how often? Test the water? What's your readings?
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2 gallon tank. Plan to upgrade sometime this year. Maybe a ten gallon. Iím working on ordering a test kit. I change 40% every 3-7 days. Click image for larger version

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I just did a 100% water change and added about 2 teaspoons of jungle aquarium salt and a few drops of melafix. I use water conditioner so donít worry
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When you do water changes, is the new water same temp? I'd start doing water changes @ 40-50% ever 2 days on a 2gallon tank. Even though looks like you have a sponge filter and a heater for him. The sponge filters don't have carbon to break down and toxic (ammonia spikes) and doing 100% water changes will stress him out. You can do 50% at a time and be ok. And be careful when adding water. These little guys are very touchy on some things. Specially the veiltails. Mine has been a roller coaster ride to never forget. I made a lot of mistakes with him. But have learned. And a 5gallon without plastic plants will give him the room he would love to flash him beauty around. I have hang on the back filters for all mine but they have sponges shoved in the out flow to slow it down. It's easier to keep control of ammoina spikes. And how do you clean the sponge?
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Filter is HOB Iím pretty sure. Water is same temp. When I add water back in heís not in the tank. I add him back after water changes
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Filter is HOB Iím pretty sure. Water is same temp. When I add water back in heís not in the tank. I add him back after water changes
Do you take him out every water change?
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Yes I take him out
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That can stress him a lot too. Specially if your using the net.
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Ok. I use a cup and take him out that way. Iíve been doing that only when dosing meds which has been since January.
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