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My fish are gasping following fin rot treatment
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Third Treatment: KanaPlex vs. Fish Mouth Rot
I finally ordered . It was a broad spectrum antibiotic, and it said to be able to treat various bacterial and fungal fish diseases. Once again, both mouth rot and fin rot were listed under its treatable fish diseases in the product description. Furthermore, it was said to be easily absorbed through both fish skin and gills. So ingestion is not required. After just a week of treatment, I could tell there was noticeable improvement by the appearance of the fish lips. All visible symptoms were gone within two weeks. To be on the safe side, I continued the treatment for another two weeks although it was probably unnecessary to do that long.
Fin & Tail Rot in Bettas & other Fish; Treatment and Prevention
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Dealing with betta fish fin rot can be really tricky in some cases. You can follow all procedures of treatment perfectly and have it be ineffective or come back to haunt your betta shortly after recovery. In these cases the fin rot has become extreme and resistant to overall general treatment. If you find, after trying the methods above, that you are dealing with one of these forms of resistant fin rot, there are medicines stronger than aquarium salt that can be used. Medicines stronger than aquarium salt should be used very sparingly! These medicines not only pack a punch against bacteria, but can also harm your betta fish. On top of that, bacterias can quickly learn to adapt to these medicines and become resistant to them as well. Symptoms and treatment of the fin rot disease in aquarium fish
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When fin rot is detected check that your water conditions are in order. A 50% water change should be made and the rest of the fish should be checked for any signs of the disease. The affected fish should be removed and put into another tank and treated separately. Most medications recommend not doing water changes during treatment so a 50% water change before starting is advised. The temperature should be raised to 80-82'F (26-27'C) and the water kept extra clean. After the treatment another 50% water change must be made to help clear the medicine and thereafter 10-15% every other day for a week while monitoring the fish. According to our knowledge the use of the following medicines will help cure the disease. Maracyn, Maracyn II, Waterlife- Myxazin, MelaFix, and for betta's Bettafix. Alternatively the use of Methylene Blue too can be used. 1 Drop per 2 gallons of aquarium water is our choice. While treating with Methylene Blue, a 50% water change every other day for a week is recommended, the main reason being, as mentioned before, clean water is essential and helps with the healing. When using Methylene Blue be sure not spill any as it stains.Second Treatment: SulfaPlex vs. Fish Mouth Rot
I picked first, another antibiotic and anti-fungal medication. It contains 67% sulfathiazole which was said to be highly effective treating bacterial infection. Fish mouth rot and fin rot were both listed in its description as treatable diseases. Due to bad luck, it did not work for me. Just like ParaGuard, it did not affect the biological filtration.First Treatment: ParaGuard vs. Fish Mouth Rot
The first medication I tried was from SeaChem. It is said to be able to deal with various bacterial, fungal, and parasitic fish diseases. Basically it was a general purpose medication for many fish problems. I picked it first because it is said to be mild enough to not affect the fish and biological filtration. In fact, it is highly recommended by SeaChem to use on all fish in a quarantine tank whether there is a problem or not. After more than two weeks of treatment with ParaGuard, the mouth rot had not gone away. A few of the Neon rainbow fish started to have their mouth rotting away. On the bright side, it also had no effect on the biological filtration as I was testing the water frequently with .If prevention of fin and tail rot has failed you, you hadn’t yet learned how to prevent it, or you just managed to buy a fish already suffering from fin rot, don’t worry. Fin rot treatment is easy and medications are readily available from local fish stores and online vendors. In most cases treatment for fish fin rot is as easy as dropping some tablets or drops in the water. In my experience, the most effective fin rot medications come from Mardel. Mardel makes a variety of very effective fin and tail rot medications such as Maracyn, Maracyn-Two, Maracyn Plus Antibacteria and Tetracycline. I have found that doing a partial water change before adding the medication yields faster and better results. This is especially true if you are dealing with betta fin rot or gold fish fin rot. Betta and goldfish fin rot can also be combated by raising the temperature a few degrees along with the fin rot medication. Cooler water can sometimes provide better conditions for the fin rot bacterium. I recommend keeping fin and tail rot treatment on hand at all times. In my experience, it seems that problems in the fish tank are usually noticed after normal business hours or on weekends when getting the right meds can be hard. Knowing how to identify and properly cure fin rot is important to all hobbyists. Make certain to read and closely follow the directions for any fin rot medicine.