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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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need betta help please

ok over the last couple days my male short fin has started acting funny, mopping about laying in the plants and on the bottom of the tank. ive seen fin rot and saved many a betta from it but this is not the same. no red or black around the edges. and it looks frayed/ shredded not nipped. ive been doing good water changes between 30 and 50% every week to 10 days cause of the bio load and lack of a power filter. i have salt and melafix. i know if i go melafix i need to use 1/2 dose vs a full one. but not sure what started this or how to treat.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-07-2013, 05:15 AM
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No melafix. Try putting him in a QT tank, and then just a lot of gentle, large water changes. Definitely looks like fin rot. Anything in there that could be nipping?

If you don't see improvement, you can try 2 tsp. aquarium salt per gallon. But the water changes should do it. Any red or black, and you need kanaplex.

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