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Pearl2011 03-11-2013 12:34 AM

betta with fungus on fin
 
My female betta in a 10g sorority with 3 other bettas appears to have finrot and some fungus on the end. The other bettas look good (aside from some nipped fins) and I was wondering hwo to treat her. I have live plants and don't want to harm them so I was thinking I could give her salt baths?? I have some melafix but that isn't the best medication. I only have that and aquarium salt >.<

Ill try to be better with water changes (cleaned it today and ill try to again on Wednesday) to help speed up the treatment. Temp is 24/25C and ph is 6.8. No ammonia or nitrites. I've had the girls since December 26 2011 and this is the first time any of them have gotten sick :) quite pleased with myself about that :)

Thx for any help peoples 8D, Cass

MoneyMitch 03-11-2013 07:47 PM

why do you say melafix isnt the best meds? i have used it with great sucess and it doesnt change water color mess with bb and it formulated from natrual ingredents. takes about a week to cure but gets the job done.

Pearl2011 03-11-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by MoneyMitch (Post 1464522)
why do you say melafix isnt the best meds? i have used it with great sucess and it doesnt change water color mess with bb and it formulated from natrual ingredents. takes about a week to cure but gets the job done.

I didnt say its bad, just hasnt helped me with dealing with advanced diseases in the past. Should i start dosing or would it hurt the plants?? Ill give her a salt bath now

MoneyMitch 03-11-2013 08:30 PM

i would hold off on the salt bath, i wouldnt conside fin rot a advanced bacterial issue, its easiy treated with just water changes or melafix if u want it gone in a hurry. and no it wont hurt your plants it is stated on the bottle even.

Pearl2011 03-11-2013 10:32 PM

I meant very advanced finrot, like almost down to the body. I already gave the salt math and she looks quite a bit better. The fungus is gone but i gave it anyway. Her finrot looks pretty bad though. Oh well, time for Melafix

Ugh sick fish are such a pain :/

MoneyMitch 03-12-2013 04:33 AM

finrot actually isnt a ungus it is a bacterial infection

Pearl2011 03-13-2013 09:03 PM

She has both, fungus and finrot

MoneyMitch 03-13-2013 11:14 PM

wow thats tough, a double whammy goodluck hope all works out, water change as much as you wake up for about a week and she should be ok along with the meds.


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