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yes, I have a bottle of prime. Am dosing now,Cycerath said:
SHould I dose everytime 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:The salt dosage is 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) per 5 gallons. For my bettas, I add 1/2 teaspoon per gallon. Right now I'm treating one for a mild case of fin rot, so I change out 1 gallon of water a day and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt back in.
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 havent 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:ok, I may try that. Or i could get a guppy from my community tank in a plastic cup infront of him for 5mins
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 5g 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.