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Old 08-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #1 
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Cool Aquarium salt or stress coat to regrow fins

Hey y'all!

My halfmoon Caviar's dorsal fin has a few tears in them, and I just wanted to see what you would recommend using to start the regrowth process. I'm making a trip to the store today to buy a pH kit and a new bottle of water conditioner. Should I buy aquarium salt or API Stress Coat for his fins?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:19 PM   #2 
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:22 PM   #3 
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You should buy those just in case. If those are just tears, you don't need the salt and stress coat. But those should be there just in case. :) Clean water should grow those fins back.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:53 PM   #4 
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No need to buy the meds or the pH kit. If it's for a betta, leave the pH alone. The chemicals used to adjust do more hard than good.
A good conditioner and clear water like Lebron mentioned is all your fishy needs.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:55 PM   #5 
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Whenever my betta's have torn fins I use Bettafix. I have never had any issues using it. Here is a link http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3295906
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No need to buy the meds or the pH kit. If it's for a betta, leave the pH alone. The chemicals used to adjust do more hard than good.
A good conditioner and clear water like Lebron mentioned is all your fishy needs.
I'm buying the pH kit to test the water because I didn't cycle the tank prior to putting my betta in, so it's been running for about 10 days. I just want to keep all the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels in check so I can establish a good cleaning schedule. Caviar gets lethargic every 2-3 days and that's when I figure I should change the water. I probably won't purchase the stress coat, but I think I will get the aquarium salt! I do need to get a new bottle of conditioner though, thinking of going with Prime versus API.

Thanks for all the tips guys! Hopefully his dorsal grows back beautifully again.
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If you can get Seachem Prime as your water conditioner, that would be your best bet because Prime helps with the slime coat.
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If you can get Seachem Prime as your water conditioner, that would be your best bet because Prime helps with the slime coat.
Most definitely getting Prime! When I first bought supplies the sales person at Petsmart threw a 4oz. bottle of Aqueon Betta Bowl conditioner in my cart and I didn't think twice about it. I have a 5 gal. tank lol! I've nearly gone through the whole bottle within just 3 water changes.
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