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Old 12-20-2009, 02:23 PM   #1 
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Unhappy my poor baby :( torn fin!

i woke up today to find my doubletail patrick with a tear in one of his hind fins. i changed his water and gave him some betta fix and sea salt, but is there anything else i can do for him? i'm not sure what he tore it on but it doesn't look like he's biting his tail.

i've never had this happen to a betta before. i'm worried
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:40 PM   #2 
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Aww! I hope he grows it back soon! Is there any thing in the tank that he could have snagged on?
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #3 
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It will eventually grow back but take extra special care until it does
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:00 PM   #4 
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He'll be fine. Make sure that the plants and/or decorations in the tank aren't sharp. I wouldn't treat him with medication. Salt bathes will cure it. I would use aquarium salt. I don't think sea salt is the same thing... The reason why I said to wait on the medication is because sometimes they can have bad reactions to it and you should only use medications if the salt doesn't work or if the fish has a bad disease. Good luck!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:24 PM   #5 
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ok i will get rid of the medication. i do have aquarium salt, i just call it sea salt, oops :-p

i changed his plant but the one i had was silk so i don't know how that could have happened :(
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:36 AM   #6 
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I've felt some silk plants that have been rough. A lot of people on here test their plants and decorations by putting panty hose over them and if the panty hose rips, it'll rip their fins also.
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