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Old 06-26-2012, 11:14 PM   #1 
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Fin Regrowth

I'm a fishkeeper at a small non-chain pet store. Occasionally I'll bring fish home to rehab under more direct supervision.

The current resident in the "fishpital" is a very young CT male who was in a fight when his neighbor jumped a divider in the split 20 long.

He's doing fabulously, but I was wondering, is there any way to speed up fin regrowth?

He's in a filtered (baffled), heated (82) 5 gallon tank by himself with pristine water treated with Stress Coat and a very weak dosage of aq salt.
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Feeding a high protein diet will help him grow faster. I don't know what Leese could work.

Check the fish food label for the highest protein foods, make sure the first ingredients are actual meat, not wheat or vegetables. Also, I heard that frozen bloodworm, mosquito larvae or brine shrimp are better, but my fish won't touch them. he does like live mosquito worms. but not frozen or freeze dried.

Also, I read somehwere that freez dried is basically stripped of nutrition so don't bother.

I hope someone else can help more. Good luck, and thank you, on behalf of all betta's for running a fish hospital in your home. you are doing your part to make the world a better place and we need more people like you around in pet stores.
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Feeding a high protein diet will help him grow faster. I don't know what Leese could work.

Check the fish food label for the highest protein foods, make sure the first ingredients are actual meat, not wheat or vegetables. Also, I heard that frozen bloodworm, mosquito larvae or brine shrimp are better, but my fish won't touch them. he does like live mosquito worms. but not frozen or freeze dried.

Also, I read somehwere that freez dried is basically stripped of nutrition so don't bother.
Ooh, good point. The pellets I feed are good quality high protein, but I should be able to get live food at work.

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I hope someone else can help more. Good luck, and thank you, on behalf of all betta's for running a fish hospital in your home. you are doing your part to make the world a better place and we need more people like you around in pet stores.

Also, thank you so much! That means a lot
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