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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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How long does fin regrowth take?

I just purchased a betta with severe fin damage. He is now in a clean, cycled warm 20 gallon tank, with about 4 gallons to call his own.

I was wondering how long it generally take fins to regrow? Anything I can do to speed this process up?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 06:36 PM
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It shouldn't take him too long to regrow his fins if he's healthy. It doesn't look like they're too bad.

To speed things up: A high protein diet, stress coat, clean water (warm as well)

I've noticed that with stress coat, fins grow a lot faster when used in conjunction with a high protein diet.
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When I first got my female betta she had some damage to her fins, and they were completely healed within a week. Whereas my older male has had damaged fins for over a year and once he was finally distracted from tail biting, it took a couple of months before they grew back. So age probably has a factor, as would how often and for how long the damage has been occurring.

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He's going to be a stunner when he recovers! Even if you can't get StressCoat, a good diet and clean warm water will do the trick. :) I also have a friend who swears by exercising them with a betta mirror.

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Indian Almond Leaves helps, as well. dunno if things like oak leaves and decaf green tea work as well. i always used IAL>
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 12:17 PM
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it doesnt take long at all if the fish is happy :)

first off id feed him well, he's fairly thin, the little bugger.
excersise is good too. a few minutes a day with a mirror works wonders.
you can add some stress coat (but VERY little), its actually not as good if used according to bottle. i always add just half of the advised amount...

othr than that, sit back and watch :)

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Thanks everyone!
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