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Jamie N
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PostPosted: 2004.11.14(Sun)17:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

what temperature do you keep your tank at, how often do you do waterchanges and what are your ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels? I've never had a betta die of fin rot. It's a fungus on the fins that doesn't harm the betta itself, just the betta's fins. You can catch it early and while the betta will lose some of its finnage, it will live. If you don't catch it, it will progress to eat through the fins to the body, then I believe body rot might kill a betta. . . but at any rate, that process would take far longer than the two days from your first post to when your betta died.

This leads me to believe that you have something else besides fin rot in your tank.

Too low of a temp, and or poor water quality can make fish more susceptible to disease. If water parameters are fine, then start looking at the fish's behavior. Are they eating OK, are their colors fading, might they have ich or velvet . . .
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Ryan45
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PostPosted: 2004.11.14(Sun)19:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water temp is at 78 and I have done water changes twice this week. Nothing has died today and the tetras are eating like normal. The Otos look like there doing OK and the last 2 panda cories are active. I am going to continue treatment for the 7days as MelaFix advises and then hopefuly all fish will survive.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.16(Tue)12:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

hows the treatment going? hopefully the rest pull through. IMO this was probably a case of bad stock from the supplier. I don't think it could be chalked up to pandas being frail because I've had some for months that have kept swimming through some stupid mistakes Wink
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Ryan45
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PostPosted: 2004.11.17(Wed)23:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last two are doing very good right now. I still have 2 days left on the treatment then I will see what happens after that. When would it be safe to add another Beta fish? I am guessing about 2-3 weeks. Does that sound about right?
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