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Old 05-26-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Betta fish help I'm new!!

I think my betta fish has fin rot and I'm not sure what to do. He has looked like this for the past few months but he is acting fine..I have a 10 gallon tank with a heater and filter .. Can someone help me also how do I post new breads on to the others and add pictures to show what my betta looks like.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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Heya!

After ten posts you are allowed to post pictures.

With bettas, fin rot is almost ALWAYS due to poor water quality. How often are you doing water changes? Are you using water conditioner when you add new water?

Bettas also like a temp of 78-80 degrees.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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Yup I have he heater at that temperature. I usually change the water every 3 weeks since it's filtered. But I am currently using a treatment called Maracunbteo made by mardel. He is looking a little bit better bit not much.
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Yup I have he heater at that temperature. I usually change the water every 3 weeks since it's filtered. But I am currently using a treatment called Maracunbteo made by mardel. He is looking a little bit better bit not much.
Do u have a test kit? Since he's getting fin Rot it means ur water parameters ain't good. Did u do fishless cycle? I recommend u to do s pwc everyweek.
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Yeah. Esp. if he is a halfmoon betta... they seem to be super finicky about sparkle clean water. 3 weeks is not often enough.
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Fishless cycle? Pwc?? As in pure water change??
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #7
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The current treatment controls septicemia, bacterial fin and tail rot and cotton wool disease in tetras. I have just finished the medication I was a 1 week thing. Each day to put in this powder
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Partial water change.. which isnt the same as refilling evaporated water. You should take out 15-25% of the water and replace it with new water.

Here is some info on the nitrogen cycle:
Cycling Your Aquarium, Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle: Start Cycling Aquarium Guide

If your tank is new and not "cycled" yet, ammonia could be building up and damaging your fish.
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Finrot is more like opportunistic bacteria than any true "disease" so meds can be kind of overkill and might not even help... You mostly need to get to the root of the problem to make it not keep coming back. Usually it has to do with the water not being clean enough.
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Ok awesome thanks. and also he's a crown tail betta
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