This is him a couple days later I feel like it has gotten a little worse.WhatsUpGuys said:He doesn’t have it. That’s just his coloring. Fin rot usually affects the entire edge of the fin and eats away at it making it look jagged.
Red or black edges are usual signs of fin rot.
What about API bettafix because I have heard it works all most all of the time.Aquafina said:If you think it might be fin rot I highly recommend Seachem . I used it when I suspected it with my betta. It incredibly simple to use and it's a bit more expensive than other medicine, but completely worth it. You use a very small dosage, so one purchase will likely last you a couple years.
Should the BettaFix work?Aquafina said:I've heard a lot of controversial statements on MelaFix and BettaFix damaging Betta's labyrinth organs, so I have trust issues with them
Okay, but do you think that it is it. I also use API Stress Coat as my de-chlorinator, will this help. I also have been having issues with my Alkalinity being very low, could this be a cause.Fanatic said:
Okay I have him in a .5 gallon tank thing floating in the aquarium to keep him separated and to make water changes easier. I also read putting a bit of hydrogen peroxide on the spots help and adding aquarium salt but just a little. I have Kosher salt which is pure sodium chloride so should I add some. I also have Betta fix, would you recommend I use that?varmint said:PH and Temp is good. As per Fanatic, water changes is always the best method to cure fin rot.
In case I use the BettaFix it will be easier to dose and to keep an eye on the fish. The water change part is probably not easier but I feel like it will be easier to just dump out and then do fresh new clean water for him.varmint said:First off, forget using salt and hydrogen peroxide. You can use Bettafix if you want, but personally, I have yet to see it being effective. Water changes are the most effective treatment for fin rot. I'm a little curious as to why you have the betta separated and why would that make water changes easier.
It works in some minor cases, and the myths of it damaging the labrinth organ have been debunked bc you’d need to overdose quite a lot in order for that to happen, this is especially improbable if you have higher gh and kh levels. Salt baths also work such as this:w_johnson07 said:Should the BettaFix work?
I just put him in there but I took him out, he is with 2 ghost shrimp in a 5 gallon tank, someone said it was his coloration and that may be but his tail seems kind of jagged and one of his bottom fins has a white spot on the end.varmint said:Hard to tell. Personally I don't think he has fin rot. It would help if I new why he's segregated and what size of tank he was in. Also, what other fish are in that tank.