Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I’m a biologist with over 40 years of experience keeping fish. Can you send me a picture of Louii so I can see his condition? You can upload a photo by clicking on the paper clip icon in the toolbar at the top of the space where you type. Instructions should pop up. Thank you.
Thank you. I’ll take a look.
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Thank you for waiting. Nothing you did caused Louii’s condition. He has fin rot, and he almost certainly had it when you bought him. How long is the pet store’s guarantee good for?
Ok. Yes, you can try that. Unfortunately, bettas have become very prone to severe fin rot because breeders have resorted to intense inbreeding to get longer fins and unusual colors.That inbreeding has also resulted in weak immune systems, so it’s hard to fight off fin rot.
You can try Maracyn 2, Bettafix, or Melafix. If you use Melafix or Bettafix, you can also use aquarium salt with it. Don’t use the salt if you use Maracyn 2. Sometimes these medicines can work on fin rot, but sometimes it takes more than one course of treatment. A few fish don’t respond at all. I hope Louii will be able to recover.
You’re welcome. I hope he will be ok, too.
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