yes, I have a bottle of prime. Am dosing now,Cycerath said:
SHould I dose every time I do a WC?wem21 said:yes, I have a bottle of prime. Am dosing now,
Ran out of AQ saly. Will get some tmr, but for now will treat with API stress coat.KimberlyG said:
I have only used aquarium salt and prime for finrot so I don't know about melafix but I usually tend to stay away from all the fix's (bettafix, melafix, etc.).wem21 said:He has what looks like finrot.
Will be doing every other day WC, 25% until better. Any other advice? His tank is cycled, probs from bad water in the cups.
might be difficult, I haven't seen him fully flare even with a mirror in his faceSamantha100113 said:I have only used aquarium salt and prime for finrot so I don't know about melafix but I usually tend to stay away from all the fix's (bettafix, melafix, etc.).
His finrot doesn't look too bad so you may get away with just using aquarium salt.
If you purchased him like that, and his colors aren't changing/fading it may just be the way his tails are. Sounds weird but I have bought bettas from my local Petco that I intially thought had finrot but their tails didn't get better or look different over time and they still lived upto atleast 4 years.
You should try to get a picture of him spreading his tail if he will.
That will work also. He may just never flare as often. Some male bettas are not aggressive. I have one right now that does not care about anything going into his tank and he never flares at other fish or the mirror. Only time he will is when I wake him up in the morning.wem21 said:
how wouls you use the salt? like just put it in with every WC, or something entirely different?CindiL said:It looks quite minor at this point. I'm not a big melalucia oil fan honestly though it does have some antiseptic properties and is ok for very mild fin rot. I prefer aquarium salt at low doses, 1 tbsp per 5 gallon water and lots of water changes (every other day) for very mild cases like his.
They should grow back just fine, maybe even with just lots of water changes.
That's what I was saying, equal in and out. If you dose a tablespoon per 5 gallon and change 50% then you're replacing 1/2 tbsp.Cycerath said:I thought it was equal in and out, so if you had a 10 gallon tank, took out 50% (5 gallons), then you'd replace with 1 rounded tsp. assuming your using 1tsp/5gallon like apI salt instructions say.
He loves swimminh against the filter floe, then letting it push him through a plant, very active. I feed him 6 pellets a day, withr BW some days.sassymomma said:Is he an especially active fish? With plenty of space to play?
I'm told that sometimes very active Betta get ragged fins due to the drag of water, and just use-which is why the pet shops cup them, to keep them perfect ?
As to the pictures...if I scroll to post one, and compare with now, I can see fin regrowth.
That's the white on the ends, of which he has quite a bit now
I don't see any black edges, or waxy, melted looking edges to indicate continued rot, and no pinholes either
He looks healthy to me
sassymomma said:That ragged edge will be normal for him then
Mine does the same....and squashes himself into tight spaces......and leans into the filter intake
I have redesigned his tank three times to compensate for him
As long as he's regularly regrowing the damage, and not showing black or waxy looking edges, clean water should do the trick
thanks for all your help! Just a side note, does anyones betta only flare at other things but not their reflections? Mine will flare at the guppies across the room from him a once a few days, but not at his reflection.CindiL said:I think you can. His fins look pretty good in that picture. Just keep an eye on them.