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Old 01-07-2014, 04:44 PM   #1 
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Question Is there a way to help their fins grow?

So, my crowntail, Balthazar, has never had very large fins. When I got him, they looked like this: (Sorry, never could get a really good shot from the side.)



Recently I took him on a road trip back home because I couldn't find a fish sitter for him and I didn't wanna leave him alone for three weeks, and during travel his fins kinda got damaged a lot, and not only that but he has a habit of swimming in the area between the sides of the tank and the thermometer and heater and I've seen him catch his fins a few times. I took this picture yesterday.



Any advice on fin care and helping them grow back?
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:01 PM   #2 
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A good healthy environment, but you can also add things that I crease slime coat.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:16 PM   #3 
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IAL (Indian Almond Leaves) is helping my Crown Tail out with his fins that were bitten. also Stress Coat helps as well. =)

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Oh my goodness, he's beautiful! Thank you very much for the advice! Where can I get Indian Almond Leaves? And are they expensive?
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:33 PM   #5 
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thank you. <3 If you have a local fish store, they might have some. I have a betta store in saint paul to get mine and they are around 8 to 10 bucks for a large bag of them. you can go online for them too. ^^
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There's no fish stores around here, just a couple of generic pet stores. I'll check them anyway and see what they've got. Thanks again!
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you're welcome. =)
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:17 PM   #8 
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Hey, just wanted to thank you for the advice, Balthzar's fins have grown over the last week or so and they already look amazing! All I did was increase the dose of water conditioner I put into the tank, I found out it has a stress coat in it and adding an extra half of what I normally put in really helped!

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that's great! =D I am glad to hear and see that he is improving.
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Wow he looks so much better!
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