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Old 07-11-2011, 01:59 AM   #1 
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Betta may have Fin Rot

Hey guys last week i recently purchased a male halfmoon double tail betta from petco. Over that past few days i have been watching my betta and it seems that the bottom part of one of his fins is curling and the webbing is receeding. Is this fin rot or some other kind of disease? I want to know so that way i can treat him before i put him in the 15g tank that i have!
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:40 AM   #2 
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This is my betta Valentino! =) You can see what im talking about on the bottom of the dorsal fin.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:48 AM   #3 
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It could possibly be fin rot, the fins do sometimes look "melty" when they get fin rot.. See what others have to say. Has his behaviour changed in anyway? Fill out this form it'll be useful:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

If it is fin rot you can add 1tsp of AQ salt to his water to the gallon for five days with 100% water changes everyday. If he improves and you see new growth you can remove the salt. If it is still there then use salt for 5 more days but no more than that. You can do this in your current tank setup as long as you don't have any live plants or snails.. Otherwise use a quarantine tank.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:47 PM   #4 
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Housing
What size is your tank?
2.5 gallon but have a 15g waiting just needa know if he has fin rot so i can cure him before moving him to his new home =)
What temperature is your tank?
78-80 degrees.
Does your tank have a filter?
no.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
no.
Is your tank heated?
no but the temp in my house is constant.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
none for now but have ghost shrimp in the new tank im going to move him to.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?
2 pellets in the morning and 1-2 pellets closer to dinner time.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
every 3-4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
40-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
water conditioner

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
idk about changed because i just recently got him but the bottom of his dorsal fin looks like it is falling apart.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
idk again i just got him.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
over last two days.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
put some fin/ scale coat and healer.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
i have no idea lol he is still a little small but may be because he was underfed in that little plastic cage they had him in.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:53 PM   #6 
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I think you should go for the salt treatment but if you feel, you can wait for more replies :) Best of luck with him!
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:57 PM   #7 
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I agree with Fighter. For now, try the aquarium salt treatment. If it gets worse after a week to ten days, then consider meds. But it's always best to try non-medication treatments first if you can.
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