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Old 07-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #1 
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Question Is this fin rot?

May not be the best picture, but I am wondering if my betta is developing fin rot?

His fins seem to be seperating the tips are getting black. I purchased some medicine from petco online. should be here in a few days.Name:  photo.JPG
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #2 
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From looks I'd say no, but if he's starting to develop black ends to his fins then yeah, thats fin rot starting. what medicine did you order?
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #3 
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Bettafix remedy. That's all I could find that was specifically for Berta's. I was afraid to get anything else.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #4 
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well you have caught the fin rot early enough that you could probably beat it with good water changes, aquarium salt, and stress coat. Bettafix is unreliable from what I've heard/read. I refuse to use it myself.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:43 PM   #5 
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I just got salt yesterday and started using that. I will hold off on the bettafix then. 50% water change every other day okay? I have a 1.5g tank with a filter.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:58 AM   #6 
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I would suggest doing a 50% change every day, just to make sure, and since your tank is quite small, it would be beneficial to the fish IMO.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:33 AM   #7 
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Looks to me like you've got a tail-om-nommer (tailbiter). If you focus on keeping the water super duper clean, the fins should grow back no problem (provided he stops biting). My tailbiter will trim his fins down every so many weeks when they start to bother him. It's a cycle. Look for clear edges forming as a sign that he's healing. Check the filter current and make sure it's not making swimming difficult for him.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:26 AM   #8 
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Woke up this morning to a nice big bubble nest. That's a good sign at least. But now I don't want to change his water.

But thanks a lot guys. Helped me out.
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Woke up this morning to a nice big bubble nest. That's a good sign at least. But now I don't want to change his water.

But thanks a lot guys. Helped me out.
Keep in mind that bubble nests are instinctual and not a sign that a betta is "happy." Clean water is of the utmost importance, so change it no matter how pretty the bubble nest is.
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Keep in mind that bubble nests are instinctual and not a sign that a betta is "happy." Clean water is of the utmost importance, so change it no matter how pretty the bubble nest is.
Very true and I recommend you to purchase a larger tank if you can. Much easier to clean and maintain.
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