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Old 08-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #1 
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1/3 of Tail Fin Ripped Off from Body

Housing
What sizeis your tank? 4 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other typeof aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum Betta Formula
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? top off the water daily, change 50% weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stress coat

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 7.0
Hardness: good for betta
Alkalinity: good for betta

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearancechanged? top 1/3 of tail fin is ripped off right at the base/body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no real change - he's still swimming and eating normally
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning. He was stuck under a decoration (not sure how he got there) and when I tried to rescue him he freaked out and jerked, setting himself free but ripping 1/3 of his tail fin off in the process :(
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? added more stress coat to the water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? a chronic tail-biter
How old is your fish (approximately)? 8 months (best guess)


Neo managed to tear a third of his tail fin off right at its base this morning and I'm not sure how (if?) to treat him. His behavior/appetite hasn't changed at all, so he seems to be doing okay, but I want to be doing all I can to help him. I did go ahead and add some additional stress coat to his water. Suggestions??
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:10 AM   #2 
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Often, clean and warm water is all they need. Your current temperature and water parameters look fine. So just keep up with what you've been doing.....

Monitor him until it heals. You should start to see white/clean growth soon. This is new tissue, and is good. But if you see signs of infection setting in, let us know.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:02 AM   #3 
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And don't use bettafix.. my fish was doing okay and he just passed away after me treating him with it.
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