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Old 07-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #1 
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The edge of the fins curling

Just curious, what does it mean? Buddha's fun often curl at the end, but are perfectly fine after awhile. o.O
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #2 
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has he had fin rot before? have his fins ever been damaged from something like tail biting? fin curling can be the result of an injury and the fin just grows back that way, if he hasnt had any damage then my best guess would be the water hardness
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has he had fin rot before? have his fins ever been damaged from something like tail biting? fin curling can be the result of an injury and the fin just grows back that way, if he hasnt had any damage then my best guess would be the water hardness
Yea, he just had fin rot, so I guess it is healing back. :)

But the water is actually really soft, thanks to my water softener :3
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:50 AM   #5 
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Spike has the same issue. He has never had finrot (as far as I know). May I ask also, what is water hardness? And how does it affect the fish?
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:46 AM   #6 
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Sonas has some really bad curling on a few of his rays, but I've heard that's really common with CT's in hard water - which we have. He's fine otherwise. I don't know what units water hardness is measured in, but I heard someone say it was about 300 (whatever the units are) in our area. In terms of VT's curling... it could be the same reason? I'm far from being an expert, so I really couldn't say.
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Hard water is water that has a higher mineral content than that of soft water. its not harmful to anything, so it wont hurt your betta, but many people have water softener added to the water in their house (like me), because.. well, once youre exposed to soft water hard water gets really annoying :p soft water makes your hair less frizzy, makes soap wash off of everything better, makes your skin less dry, and keeps your bettas fins from curling
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