Fin Rot is one of the most frequent diseases in aquarium fish; it is also one of the most treatable and preventable diseases.
My fish has white fussy bumps on his back tail and he keeps on having sisers or jerking movements. Also hes a goldfish and his ph is 6 does that mater. And how do i remove carbon from my filter because i got this thing for ick treatment but i dont know if he has ick it also cures external parasites. And his anal fin no looks like its been riped and he flairs it out with all his other ones and flys around the tank like somethings after him. Please help. Also he lives in a 10 gallon tank and hes 5 inches long and like 2 inches tall when his fins are normal. Could it be this fin rot stuff? Can I put the fin rot medicine and the ick medicine in at the same thim or would that be bad or even faital. Tomorrow is his 5th birthday (25th of September to 25th of Feburary) and i want him to live at least a year more than that would be awsome. After this should i get him a new friend to help him with stress? If thers any other questions you have for me about the set up of his tank or him just ask. PLEASE HELP MY FISH!!! thank-you
Fin rot is a bacterial infection that is believed to be the most common betta fish infection that seems to mostly affect long-tail varieties. It mostly occurs in weakened fish that have experienced physical injury, been attacked by parasites, or live in poor water conditions. If left untreated, the infection (as well as secondary infections) can ultimately claim its life.
The next level of betta fish fin rot is:
My fish’s fins are starting to look red. Do they have fin rot?
Cause: Fin rot is caused by a normal bacteria in the water. It's usually harmless, but can begin to grow on the fish if it overwhelms the immune system, much like fungus on humans. Times of stress will reduce the fish's immune system to the point where it can't cope.It's that simple. Severe cases may require fin trimming and stitching. If the fin rot is allowed to reach the origin of the fin, or penducle, it may be deadly to the fish. However, if your fish are allowed to deteriorate this far, I feel you have bigger problems than fin rot.Cure: Fin rot can sometimes clear itself up if water conditions improve. Decaying plants in one of my tanks caused this in two of my Endlers, removal of the plants, three 20% water changes, and rinsing the filter cartridge improved the water to the point where the Endlers recovered on their own, and re-grew all their finnage. Otherwise, fin rot is extremely easy to treat once the stressor has been removed. Treatment can be as simple as a strong salt bath. For fish like livebearers that like salty water can go up to a tablespoon per gallon for a period of time. Average fish should be in about 3 teaspoons per gallon. Sensitive fish like catfish and loaches should only go up to about 2 teaspoons per gallon. Watch them for signs of lethargy, and remove in about 30 minutes. For more stubborn cases, nearly all antibiotics will work, namely melafix, maracide, or any other anti-biotic that says it's good for fin rot. It is also important to on a regular basis. All fish, particularly those with long flowing fins such as the Betta, have a tendency to contract Fin Rot when the temperature of the water is either too low or too warm for sustained periods of time.