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Old 02-19-2012, 03:29 PM   #1 
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Fin rot? Part of tail fin falling apart

Part of Cal's tail fin has started to fall apart. I think it is because of the filter. but I have not seen him go behind it. I keep his tank super clean and do weekly 20-50% water change along with vacuuming poo n what not from the gravel.
So I decided to turn off the filter in hopes that this will solve the problem.

Any ideas or advice? Also, where do you purchase your filters? I was thinking about going back to my previous rectangle 2.5 gallon.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #2 
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Is the tank fully cycled and have you checked ammonia and nitrate levels?
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #3 
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Is the tank fully cycled and have you checked ammonia and nitrate levels?
Tank is fully cycled
Not sure on ammonia and nitrate levels. I gave him freeze dried food this morning. Of which he gobbled on like a pig. He has two ghost shrimp tank mates. How much waste do ghost shrimp produce?
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #4 
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any chance he could be getting ripped on any of the plants of decoration?
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any chance he could be getting ripped on any of the plants of decoration?
It is possible. I haven't seen him swim tightly through the plants or rub against them. I've just seen him swim through the logs.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #6 
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Here are a coupla photos to better show what I'm seeing on Cal.

You can see the tearing here

And in this photo I noticed discoloration. The top of that fin was not black.

I'm a bit bummed that this has happened overnight :'( I did a partial water change hoping this would help a bit.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #7 
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It looks like that one disease that is posted in the main section of this forum...
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=90086

I of course don't know but at first glance that is what it reminded me of.
Maybe you are in luck since this guy is still alive.(not to be rude)
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #8 
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It looks like that one disease that is posted in the main section of this forum...
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=90086

I of course don't know but at first glance that is what it reminded me of.
Maybe you are in luck since this guy is still alive.(not to be rude)
He hasn't lost mobility.....And if he does n dies, I hope this isn't a contagious disease. Tho his shrimp friends have not been affected. And he has been swimming ALOT less. Tho he still does move. Seems he has to use alot of energy to do so.

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He hasn't lost mobility.....And if he does n dies, I hope this isn't a contagious disease. Tho his shrimp friends have not been affected. And he has been swimming ALOT less. Tho he still does move. Seems he has to use alot of energy to do so.

Yeah, I don't really know too much about anything. It's just once I saw your pictures I immediately thought of that post I gave the link to. Just thought it might help you on your search for an answer!
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An update, Cal hasn't moved much recently. I fear he may have this disease and possibly won't make it through the night :'(
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