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It’s been about 2 months now and I’m at a loss. My Betta has fin rot. First I tried treating him with bettafix and it improved but after a while stopped helping. So I went on to 25% water changes everyday as well as a daily salt bath, but after a week no improvements were made. So I did a huge 90% water change, removed all the plants and dosed the tank with melafix(I know it’s basically bettafix in stronger doses) but I have doubts it will work... what should I do? Fish is still swimming around happily and eating though he’s not too pleased with the removal of his plants... I don’t know what to do... parameters of the tank have been testing normal, only developed fin rot do to me stupidly having fake plants that he tore his fins on..
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Beautiful fish! Melafix usually works well for fin rot. You could try Artemiss Microbe-Lift. It is chemical free and I have had great success with it. If you really want to bite the bullet, you can use Kanaplex and Furan-2 together. One handles the fungul issues and the other handles the bacterial issues. If it doesn't fix it, I'd be quite surprised. Clean water in a cycled tank usually will fix it alone. If nothing else has helped, I'd bet you have a fungual or bacterial issue. None of these meds hurt my beneficial bacterial at all. Good luck!
 
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Thanks, I’m new to owning bettas and have never dealt with fin rot. I feel so guilty because he’s such a sweetheart and I can’t help him. His tank is well established has been set up for about a year, previously used for guppies. I’ll have to see how melafix works for a week and if not try kanaplex and furan-2... I just want it to go away so he can be happy without worries.
 

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Sounds good. Many don't like Melafix but for fin rot, IME, it has done well. Keep the water pristine. Good luck!
 
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