Fin melt is actually a sever case of fin rot, Fin Rot is most often caused when the Betta are distressed due to poor water quality, overfeeding, expired food, overcrowding and rough handling. If the water is not changed regularly, the leftover food particles and feces will decompose and contaminate the water. If there are too many Betta in the tank or if too much food is placed in the tank, even regular water changes may not prevent the disease. The resultant stress on the Betta, lower their immunity thus making them very susceptible to attack from the bacteria present in their water. Only in very rare instances will Betta develop Fin Rot in spite of an impeccably maintained tank.
Female Bettas:Gaia,Bubbles,Tabitha, Rani, Kelsey, 4 unnamed Male Bettas:Oscar, Spyro, Cookie Monster, Kermit The Frog, Grover II, Alvin, Archillies, Moostash
Others:Quismodo, Esmerelda, Lavern, Banch(<Guppies) 2 unnamed bristle noses, 2 unnamed reticulate "yoyo" loaches
Furbabies: Kobi & Beau
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"Can never have too many fish"