Originally Posted by Ianthe
( They have him marked half off...$1.99. He is really perky, believe it or not, and swimming ok....but is it possible for his fins to ever grow back normally?
I would think that if he appears active & alert, and he doesn't seem to have any infection from the damaged fins he would do ok with treatment.
Several days ago I bought Groovy Grape who was in a fight at the lfs over the long weekend. He has some pretty torn up fins, including just a stump of a pelvic fin on his right side:
..... but he looked ok otherwise and I decided to get him as I couldn't pass up his purple colour!
And, if you get him, I got some advice from OFL and she said for me to LOWER my temp (I keep tank at 80F) to about 76 - 77, as well as salt. Reason is that flexibacter (everpresent in tanks) can take hold easier on a compromised fish in warmer temperatures. So, being one to take good advice from very reliable sources.... I lowered my temp. :)
If you get the betta, good luck with him!!