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Thread: Betta fin rot not improving
02-19-2013, 02:06 PM #11
If this is what you can find in your area, I would use it. Again sadly I don't know the products available to you. Use the medication as directed on the package, and watch your fish friend closely for signs of stress and for of course improvement.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
02-19-2013, 09:55 PM #12
My guess is that he's biting his own tail. It's fairly common in bettas.
Here's what I would do:
-stop the medicine. Put fresh carbon in your filter to remove any medication.
-set up a tank for him by himself. Some bettas simply do not like tankmates.
Here's an ideal betta tank:
-at least 5 gallons
-heater set to 80*F
-filter with adjustible flow, turned way down
-driftwood with smooth edges, mopani wood is great because it leeches tannins and bettas prefer dark water
-low light, live plants. Floating plants will particularly be appreciated
Once he's comfortable in his new home and no longer stressed, the tail biting should stop. Fresh, clean water (i.e. lots of partial water changes) will help the fins heal.
02-20-2013, 03:27 PM #13Member Molly
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I moved my betta to a 1 gallon bowl for a week and did a 100% water change every day.
I also added Melafix, a tee tree oil extract to help with the infection. After the week it had stopped and that was almost a year ago. He's healthy and happy now, almost got all of his fins back.
02-20-2013, 03:44 PM #14
I would not recommend placing a Betta in a bowl, nor adding melafix nor tea tree. The temperature swings alone would be high risk.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
02-23-2013, 12:34 PM #15
27 Gallon planted: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Assassin snails.
75 Gallon Reef: Ocellaris Clownfish pair, Firefish, Royal Gramma, Bangaii Cardinal, Midas Blenny, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Cleaner Shrimp, 18+ crabs and snails
02-23-2013, 03:06 PM #16
Is the hospital tank cycled?
Is there places for him to hide?
What's the filter flow like?
The most common cause of tail biting is stress, but with some bettas, it simply becomes a habit.
If you don't believe me, do a search on Google or a site dedicated to Betta splendens.