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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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How long does it take for fin to regrow?

Awhile back I made a post about how my ghost shrimp was eating my betta's tail. Well, it's only been like 2-3 weeks and his fins still look the same, really short. I was just wondering about how long it takes for the fins to regrow, because I'm getting worried!

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A healthy betta, living in healthy conditions, can regrow their fins very fast.

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Wow! He looks good! :D
His fins aren't black or darker on the ends. They just look scraggly. :/ I have a 1.5 heated and conditioned tank and I do 100% water changes twice a week. Maybe it's tail biting? I think I'm just going to give it more time and see if he improves.

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Maybe for now bump up your water changes a bit while he's healing up? C:

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Wow! He looks good! :D
His fins aren't black or darker on the ends. They just look scraggly. :/ I have a 1.5 heated and conditioned tank and I do 100% water changes twice a week. Maybe it's tail biting? I think I'm just going to give it more time and see if he improves.
Sounds like tail biting is a good possibility. Can you see any new tissue on the ends of his fins (clear, white)?

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Usually healthy bettas regrow tissue within a few weeks. You can try adding Stress Coat to speed up the process, though you should also increase your water changes until they grow back.... Have you not seen any regrowth? Is there any white or clear tissue at the tips of the fins? That could be worrisome...

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A protein rich diet can help regrowth also.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 01:20 PM
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The cleaner the water, the faster they grow :D Good food like mentioned above helps alot too. When my old betta had torn his fins, I switched his pellets because I had ran out of my old kind, and he suddenly started getting new growth. :)

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 03:37 PM
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it depends. Caroline ripped her top fin on something, and two days later it was healed. Purple had random holes in his fins the day after i brought him home, and the next day, they were gone. Cup ripped his fins up on some plants a few months back, and they're still healing. i guess it depends on how bad the rips are, how old the fish is, and how clean your water is.
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That's the million dollar question I was wondering too. Aki's torn up his fins (ripped his rays right off) no blood clean water and his fins have just begun to slowly regenerate. I myself am wondering how to help him heal up more too.

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