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Old 07-04-2012, 07:29 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Fin rot?:(

I have a super delta, what is his tail supposed to look like? Leo's tail is looking tattered. I started doing daily 25% water changes last week, and added aquarium salt. He started to heal. This week i stopped the water changes, and his tail is getting tattered again!:/ HELP:(
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #2 
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Honeycomb's tail has become tattered, but that dosent mean they have fin rot. fin rot is when the tips of the fin have blody, fuzzy white, or black edges. Clean water (frequent water changes) and some AQ salt(if the case is severe) will help it heal. Honeycombs tail healed almost completely in a week when doing this treatment. I recommend 1 teaspoon per gallon if it is REALLY bad.

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Old 07-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #3 
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Can you fill out this

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #4 
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I don't think it's fin rot, like MyRainbowBettaFish said; Continue your daily
water changes, an add AQ salt if it's really bad, Good Luck!
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #5 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 77-78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Betta, blood worms once a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? every other day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? aquarium salt, that stuff that makes the water safe for fish

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: (i had all of this tested maybe three weeks ago, it was all okay!)
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? tail looks tattered, but not torn
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? none, he seems perfectly healthy
When did you start noticing the symptoms? maybe two weeks ago?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes, daily water changes, aquarium salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no, ive had him less than a month
How old is your fish (approximately)? maybe a year
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #6 
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He could very well just be tail biting.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #7 
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the tips of his tail are black! but i always thought it was part of his coloring, since it almost looks blue, like his body!
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #8 
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Yes, if it's tattered, or shredded it's biting, or got caught in filter or sharp plant, check your plants, and hidey caves for sharp edges..if all is fine, it's tail biting, and clean water, and the AQ salt will help:)
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #9 
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A picture would really help. And if he IS tail biting, getting more decorations should help. The main causes of tail biting is stress and boredom. Good luck!!! To heal Fins, clean water should do it! Aquarium salt and high-protein foods are optional. :)
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #10 
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Plus, if it is stress related finding out the root cause of said stress will really help =D How heavy is the filter flow?
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