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Old 05-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #1 
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Fin Rot? Or something Else?(pics)

Okay, just found this little guy at Petco today, and thought he was so adorable, so I had to have him. He was labeled a Halfmoon, but he looks like an Elephant Ear to me...what are your thoughts?

Also, do you think he has fin rot? or are his fins just damaged. He has torn/bad fins on his tail, and his right fin, which you should be able to see in the pics below.

Your opinions? Or advice? Thanks.



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Old 05-15-2012, 12:37 AM   #2 
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Looks like tail biting to me. With fin rot you will see black or bloody edges, not clean cut chunks missing like your boy has. Bettas will tail bite for various reasons, but usually it's the result of stress. You are right, he is a big ear and very handsome. Congrats on the new addition. He could be a halfmoon too, but it is too hard for me to tell from those pictures.
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Looks like tail biting to me. With fin rot you will see black or bloody edges, not clean cut chunks missing like your boy has. Bettas will tail bite for various reasons, but usually it's the result of stress. You are right, he is a big ear and very handsome. Congrats on the new addition. He could be a halfmoon too, but it is too hard for me to tell from those pictures.


Yeah, I also thought it looked like tearing or biting. I had a friend tell me it was fin rot, but I didn't even really know what it looked like. (There's no discoloration or any yucky looking stuff on him at all)

His "ears" are HUGE compared to any other halfmoons I've seen, and they're 10x bigger than my red halfmoons fins. Despite his torn fins, he just doesn't look like he has the fuller wider, flashier fins that the halfmoons have. I don't know, I'm no expert lol.
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