Fin Rot on Betta

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Um-- I think my new betta might have fin rot. His tail is a little ragged. It doesn't look bad, but it si a little shredded. Any suggestions? I'll post a pic when I get home from work. He is my office fishy-- don't worry, he is in an aquarium with a heater and filter, not a bowl.
 

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You can try bumping up water changes. Extra clean water can really help him heal. If his tail doesn't start to heal, try some meds like Maracyn I and II together to help keep infection at bay. Is the tank cycled?
 
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All of my levels are reading A-OK, so I assume it is cycled. The PH is a little high so I think that I am going to do a partial change today. I don't like to use PH chemicals. I am using BettaFix on him right now. How long until I see a change???
 

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hows your betta doing? any better yet? i have some fish with fin rot at the mo and the meds seem to have halted it from getting worse, but i'm not seeing signs of repair yet. stick with it! keep us updated...hope he's getting better
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Well, I got some new meds-- Ampicillin. He is supposed to eat it, but he wont, so I have to cover his Betta Pellets in it, and then he eats it. He is acting fine, so I don't think that he feels too awful bad. But in 2 more days the meds will be over-- and hopefully he will start to heal soon.
 

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Genie said:
Well, I got some new meds-- Ampicillin.  He is supposed to eat it, but he wont, so I have to cover his Betta Pellets in it, and then he eats it.  He is acting fine, so I don't think that he feels too awful bad.  But in 2 more days the meds will be over-- and hopefully he will start to heal soon.
glad to hear he's on the mend. good luck. tan
 
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Thanks-- we appreciate it.
 

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How is he doing today? Any change in his fins? worse, better, white regrowth? Hope he's showing visible signs of improvement already, that would be great.
 
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I can't tell yet. I think he is going t be fine. I guess I just have to wait and see. He eats like a pig, and swims all around- so??
 

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Genie said:
I can't tell yet. I think he is going t be fine. I guess I just have to wait and see. He eats like a pig, and swims all around- so??
That's always a good thing. They're tough fighters and I think he's well on his way to restored fins & good health.
 
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