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Old 12-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #1 
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Unhappy fins got caught in filter

i turned off all the lights so i gess he couldent see so he didnt know he was so close to the filter, the top half of the fin on top is shredded i removed the filter and put some salt in the tank will this heal his shredded fins and how long will it take? is he in any pain and will it ever look the same... and if you want to know he acted like nothing even happened he is just as spunky as befor
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #2 
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I think salt will help...maybe some stress coat in case he is stressed after that ordeal. Not sure how long it'll tank to heal...I am pretty sure his fins will grow back though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #3 
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all right thank you
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #4 
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Sorry you had this happen. :( It's not so uncommon as bettas aren't good filters. If you're going to add a filter I suggest a prefilter sponge.

The salt and stresscoat as well as some time in stiller water should help. Just be aware your cycle will crash so you will have to be making weekly 100% water changes.
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