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Old 07-05-2012, 08:08 AM   #1 
bubbleymonki
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Tail Rot

Hi Guys.
I think my 1 year old betta fish has Tail rot. I just noticed her bottom tail is shorter... Do you think it'll get better? :(

Now...
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/233/ponoyoooy.jpg/

Last Year...
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg20/...pg&res=landing

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #2 
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Tail rot or fin rot
•Symptoms: Betta’s fins and/or tail seem to be getting shorter and shorter or they seem to be falling apart and dissolving, Black or red along the edge of the betta’s fins/tail, Bloody tips, Behavior may not change
Treatment: Conservative: Treat with Aq.Salt at 1 tsp/gal. Increase water changes to 100% daily. Replace accurate amount of salt following water changes. Add Stress Coat to help repair tissue. If there is little to no improvement within the first 5 days, you can increase the salt dosage gradually to 2tsp/gal but do not continue any salt treatments past 10 days. Medication: If Conservative treatment is ineffective use API Tetracycline, API Fungus Cure, API Triple Sulfa, OR API Erythromycin. Also add Stress Coat to help regrowth. Continue until fins/tail stop receding and start showing some new growth.
Just in case you needed that... *is prone to giving unnecessary advice*

Fins grow back on bettas. That doesn't look very bad, so he'll probably be just fine. I've seen fish that look like they have absolutely no fins heal and become some of the most beautiful fish you had ever seen!
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #3 
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Thanks Purple for post and the info. Lesson learned if this ever happens again in the future too--hopefully not though!
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