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Identifying fin rot. ???
Old 02-27-2008, 08:29 PM   #11
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We like Melafix. It's great all-around. You might use less for a Betta than the recommended dose though.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:13 PM   #12
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Melafix can be used but it's doubtful whether or not this is a useful med for bettas.

If you decide to use it, use it at 1/5 the dosage that is recommended on the bottle, as bettas are very sensitive to some of the ingredients.

Good water quality is a much better cure for finrot than melafix however. Keep on top of the water changes, and have patience. With care and luck, he might pull through. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:33 AM   #13
Thank you, I'll keep up on the water changes, and keep checking my water params. I'll pick up some melafix as soon as I can get down town, and use it at 1/5 the recommended dose.

How do I know when the tank is done cycling?

Flashygrrl, and Falina..thank you so much for trying to help. I really appreciate it.

Wish me luck, I'll keep you posted.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:24 PM   #14
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When you test the water and the ammonia and nitrites are at 0. The nitrates should ideally be 20 or under also.

And you are very much welcome :)
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:43 PM   #15
I am having a similar situation. I changed my filter media one or two months ago, and I think that made my tank crash. Now I have had around .25 of ammonia for weeks and weeks, no nitrite, no nitrate (Really depressing after weeks and weeks of fishless cycling). Now my betta has tail rot, but he is still active and eating. The temp stays at 80, and I gravel vac once a week. I've been doing small water changes every few days (dechlorinated). So do I do water changes everyday and just wait, or what?
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