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post #1 of 7 Old 04-30-2008, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of medicine do I need?

I just noticed yesterday that my female Betta's top fin has been eaten. I'm suspecting it was my balloon molly as there are only ottos in the tanks with the two.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-30-2008, 06:31 AM
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Without results of your water tests, size of tank, how long tank has been up and running, there is little anyone can do to help you . most would not attempt to recommend medications without knowing more .

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-30-2008, 07:48 AM
My Bettas jumped the divider and one got his fins all bitten up...I used "Bettafix" which worked pretty well..however if your Betta is in a community tank I would not recomend treating all your fish..maybe seperate him into a "hospital" Tank and treat him only.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-30-2008, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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She is in a 10 gallon community tank. It's been up for about 5 months now. It's heated and has a filter. I do not know the water parameters.
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-30-2008, 04:40 PM
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Be very diligent about your water changes and it should grow back ok. Good water quality is a must to keep fin rot from making it worse.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-30-2008, 04:44 PM
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as said Bettafix is a good product. or even just a general atibiotic.
make sure while treating the fish that the water is good quality to help the process

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-30-2008, 07:01 PM
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Otos are very sensitive to medications- I'd check into that before adding anything. Fish fins grow back, you just need to keep an eye out for infection. Also, make sure your water is absolutely pristine.
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