Neptune's Fin Rot

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by FlutterFish, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member

    Neptune, my English teacher's class pet, has fin rot.

    I do not have any photos do upload, since I've been busy with testing last week, and will most likely take one tomorrow when I go to English class. His fins look quite ragged, but I don't think it's a severe case of fin rot.

    The teacher asked me to help, and asked if she could do a 100% water change with full acclimation to try to cure the fin rot. I do have some aquarium salt, and was wondering if 3 rounded teaspoons would work for him.

    Sorry for keeping this short, I have a Spanish test tomorrow and am unable to make that much time.

    EDIT : Lol I wrote tablespoons instead of teaspoons...
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2017
  2. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    I would tell the teacher that daily water changes of 50% should be good enough to take care of it. It would depend on how big his tank is, how much salt should go in. But honestly, I'd just do water changes as often as possible, just not 100% ones.
     
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    FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member

    3 gallons is the tank size.

    The bad thing is, no matter how much I'm against 100% water changes, is that we're going away to a nature retreat from Wednesday - Friday, so including the weekend, 5 days in total. I'm not sure if a small 50% will suffice. I'll upload a picture after this message.
     
  4. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    Then maybe do a 75% one today, and another 75% one tomorrow before you leave. The thing is, these water changes need to be more than once a week and the water temp needs to be able to be kept pretty stable.
     
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    FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member

    We leave 7:00 AM in the morning, so it won't be possible :(

    Sadly, we had spring break the week before, and I was unable to attend school for a further few days due to being sick.
     
  6. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    Maybe see if it is possible to get him in a 5-10 gal tank with a heater (if there isn't one already) when everyone gets back. I still wouldn't do 100% water change though. Unless you do 2 50% water changes, if possible, before the end of the day.
     
  7. OP
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    FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member






    I'll just do a 75% water change.
     
  8. OP
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    FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member

    The good news is that the next door teacher will do water changes for him while we're gone, so he'll do daily 50% :)
     
  9. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    That's great!
     
  10. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    Your pictures didn't upload so couldn't see the fin rot.

    When you get back take some pics of how he looks after all the water changes and we can see if he needs additional salt or medication.
     




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