Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-13-2012, 06:54 PM   #1 
aqua001
Member
 
aqua001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Exclamation The case of stubborn fin rot

I'm new to Betta keeping and really need some help. Here's whats going on: I recently got a veil tail Betta named Aqua. Right when I put him in his bowl he got very lethargic (and still is). Then out of now where his color became soooo dull and his fins started to rip. They are stringy at the tips and he is starting to look like a CT Betta. At first I treated him with Melafix until I heard it was bad so I stopped. Now I don't kow what in the world to do. Some other information is: 1 gallon bowl, not heated/filtered, no tank mates, no changes exept for worser fin rot and I have not testes the water yet.
aqua001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #2 
aqua001
Member
 
aqua001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
sorry about some of the sentenceas in my last post not making sense! I was in a rush so i had to type every thing quickly. A few other things about Aqua are: clamped fins, weird coloring near gill area. also his water is cold.the odd thing is, he still eats like a pig and flares every now and then. someome post a reply soon because i'm getting desperate!
aqua001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #3 
Pataflafla
Member
 
Pataflafla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
Try to get him in consistently warmer water and change the water 100% 3-4 times weekly for now to get rid of the rot.

The tips are blackened or red and look like they're flaking off correct? If not he might wither be accidentally ripping them on any decorations or rough gravel or biting them off.

A normal schedule for water changes should be 1 100% and 1 50% weekly. If he's new the the tank, give him some time to adjust by keeping things darker and not really bumping or moving the tank. He'll adjust at his own pace so just be patient.
Pataflafla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:34 PM   #4 
aqua001
Member
 
aqua001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Thank you sooooo much, Pataflafla. I now think he is a biter but I never see him bite. Is there any way to stop the biting?
aqua001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #5 
Pataflafla
Member
 
Pataflafla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
More decorations if possible or some sort of stress relief.

Bottle caps or a button tied to a string work very well. You can also try having him flare at his reflection for a few minutes daily to tire him out as well.
Pataflafla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #6 
aqua001
Member
 
aqua001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York
Pataflafla, I added some for decor just as u suggested. I also did a 1Oo Percent water change for him. I also realized how pale his tail is. When he flares, the black thing that is supposed to come out looks like it rotted away! Also there is 'scars' on his face, is this a burn? I will try to test his water. Are his torn fins gonna go away by themselves or do I have to do something ?

Last edited by aqua001; 01-15-2012 at 02:43 PM.
aqua001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #7 
Pataflafla
Member
 
Pataflafla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
Torn and ripped fins will start to grow back and will be a clear/whitish color. they will eventually color back up to either the same color or one very similar. In my experience, if tail biting is repeated in the same area, the fins grow back a little stiffer.

If you want to help speed up the process, just keep the water warm, clean, and feed a higher protein diet. So feed a little more bloodworms here and there or get some krill and feed it as well.
Pataflafla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irritating, Stubborn, Fin Rot RiverStoneBetta Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 03-21-2011 01:12 PM
Stubborn fin rot six Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 7 10-18-2010 12:48 PM
Stubborn fin rot! BerkB33 Betta Chat 6 06-21-2010 03:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.