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I have a male betta fish that I keep in a 1-gallon bowl
with a heater, thermometer, a plastic plant, and some
smooth rocks. I was doing a 100% water change every week,
but I've recently learned that I've been grossly over
feeding him.

Last Wednesday I noticed a white sore on his bloated
stomach. I did research on the internet and ruled out ich.
I went to PetSmart and they sold me Melafix, an antibiotic
that supposed to treat the sore. When I talked to
the "fish expert," he stated that he thought perhaps my
fish was scratched by the plastic plant, so I've removed
it.

The medication says to give him .5 ml a day for 7 days,
and after 7 days to change 25% of his water, but the
medication really clouds up the water and it looks
terribly murky and dirty, so I changed it after two days
and I'm ready to change it again. It's been almost a week
and the sore has gotten larger. I have been feedi...See More
Aimee /blockquote>

Hi Jessica,

A much, much better antibiotic is maracyn 2. You can find it at Petsmart or
Petco, or other of the pet/fish stores (even online).

Here's the dosage:

Take a sharp knife and cut the tablet into 1/4s since one tablet is good for 10
gallons! This will keep you from wasting too much...See More
Feb 5, 2007
Laurie /blockquote>

Hmm, this happened to my fish as well. I have been
researching, and apparently it is common among beta fish.

On 2/05/07, Aimee wrote:
> Hi Jessica,
>
> A much, much better antibiotic is maracyn 2. You can find
it at Petsmart or
> Petco, or other of the pet/fish stores (even onlin...See More
Feb 27, 2007
laurie /blockquote>

also... this was helpful:
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On 2/05/07, Aimee wrote:
> Hi Jessica,
>
> A much, much better antibiotic is maracyn 2. You can find
it at Petsmart or
> Petco, or other of the pet/fish stores (even online).
>
> Here's the dosage:
>
> Take a sharp ...See More
Feb 27, 2007
azure On 2/27/07, Laurie wrote: > Hmm, this happened to my fish as well. I have been > researching, and apparently it is common among beta fish. > please help i have a blue betta, hes gorgeous, but he hardly eats, has an open wound about the size of salt u would find in the grindable salt shakers, hes fat, and he just wants to hide. im afraid it...See More
Oct 23, 2016


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