Treatment of fin rot in betta fish

Fin rot is contagious and usually occurs when fish are stressed and their immunity is reduced to the bacteria that are available in the surrounding environment . The fin is initially brown or white and then quickly spreads to the entire fin. Sometimes the infected fin is red in color. If the disease spreads to the rays of the fin and the flesh, it will become serious and the fish may die. In general, this disease damages the fins of the fish. It often paves the way for fungal diseases.

How to treat fin rot in bettas:

You must identify the causes of infected fish including dirty water, overeating ... The medicines to treat this disease include Melafix, Maracyn, salt or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) mixed with water or applied to the infected fin (be careful The kidneys do not allow the medication to stick to the gills, which could kill the fish.) Antibiotics like Tetracycline and Sulfa are used only in cases of force majeure. (Note: Fin rot is an opportunistic disease caused by bacteria that normally decompose, when fish are injured or immunocompromised, they are more likely to attack. The first thing to do is to change the water. Then use salt, almond leaf water or methylene blue to treat)

Treatment of fin rot in betta fish

Notice the brown spots, which means the edge of the fins changes color. Fin rot disease will damage the fin very quickly

Treatment of fin rot in betta fish

You can see how the fin has been ruined by fin rot (note that there is only a small piece of blue fins left) with red fins and then it is followed by infection. mycosis.

Treatment of fin rot in betta fish

This fish also had a similar disease (including fungal disease). It looks like it only lost a few fins but actually its fin is very long.

Treatment of fin rot in betta fish

This is a form of fin rot which grows much faster than common fin rot and kills fish. When the fish has this disease, the water becomes very turbid. Change the water 1-2 times / day and add 1-2 drops of formol. It is also possible to use ampicillin in combination with tetracycline.

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