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Old 08-09-2011, 12:58 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Fin gone!

i recently got my first betta a red male named kato, after a few days at home his fins began looking ragged and torn! any ideas how to fix this?
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:53 PM   #2 
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Do the fins have black tips or do they look like they were just ripped off. If there are any pointy/sharp objects they could be ripping the fins, they are very delicate and some fake plants will rip them, or he could be a tailbiter, they usually bit their own tails when stressed or bored, maybe he got stressed going into a new home? Some ppl take a pantyhose and rub their deco along it, if it gets stuck on pantyhose then itll get stuck on the fins. A picture would help :) If the tips are black then its fin rot and if its just started the best cure is lots of water changes, if its alittle worse then 10 days of 1tsp a gallon water changes should help.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:08 PM   #3 
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thanks for the advice! his fins tips a white so its not fin rot but my cheap plastic plant may be to blame! ( i never would have thought of that! )
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:27 PM   #4 
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Sorry i want to add something to Punki recommendation. Punki forget to say that it 1 tsp of the AQUARIUM salt. It 1tsp/gall for 10 days with 100% daily water changes. And u can QT him so it easier to change the water. Also it better to pre-mix salt in 1gal jug to make correct daily dosage.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:54 PM   #5 
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Ty Anhel i was running late for an appt and forgot to write it in the rush xD
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:32 PM   #6 
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I know i write when i am at work doing 3 things together and when i see my writing later it such a mess :)
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