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Old 04-08-2013, 10:58 PM   #1 
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Fin rot or just damaged fins?

I assumed this was fin rot, but might just be damaged fins.. can you help me figure out what it is?

His fins were like that when I got him, It's been a week of daily 100% water changes and I just started him on aquarium salt (been two days).

(The white specs you may see in the pictures and on him are actually air bubbles on the sides of the tank)
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #2 
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It's really hard to see in your pictures, but if I had to guess, he's either clamping strangely, or was just born with weird fins. My girl has one of her bottom fins longer than the other, and a bent spine. Sometimes they just aren't born smoothly, etc.

If you can take more pictures of her fins, I could try and help more, but form what I see, I don't see the usual signs. Look up "fin rot betta" on google images, and you'll see that the fins look tattered usually when fin rot is the culprit, which I don't see in your little guy.
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Thanks for replying!

I'm referring to the Caudal fin. It looks torn, no?

Does this picture work? Sorry, my phone quality isn't the best.
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Yes, the top of the caudal fin does appear to have a slight tear. I do not believe it is fin rot though so don't stress too much about it. Just keep his water clean and warm and you will see improvement.
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okay thank you!
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