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Old 08-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #1 
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Help again please!

Hello im posting this in a different forum..my betta is tearing his fins! when i first got him he had plastic plants. i read those were bad, (i thought that was why he was tearing fins). so i replaced them with silk plants and they began growing back..today in the middle of the day i checked on him and his fins are shredded! he almost looks like a crowntail. What could be causing his??? also, hes a doubletail halfmoon.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #2 
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What size tank? Is it filtered? It's possible he's nipping himself & if you have a filter its possible it's the filter intake.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:53 PM   #3 
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5.5 gallons filtered & heated. It doesnt seem to bother him that much. And would i just have to go without a filter. Thanks for the reply!
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #4 
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It's ok:) If his fins are tear up, it will probably heal within a week. Good water is recommended, or add wild almond leaf. WAL will turn the water into a dark yellow color, which is good for healing bettas:)
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Thanks guys!! i feel better now :) i just wish i knew what was doing it..every time they seem to be getting better he tears (or shreads this time) them again.. :/
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:29 PM   #7 
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Anyone know how i can get a picture on the posts?? my profile picture doesnt know up..
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:08 PM   #8 
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i figured out it's your avatar that shows up on the posts. not the profile picture. oh! and question.. my betta tore one of his fins pretty bad.. and i read that they could heal??? how?
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #9 
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Clean water, heated, will help grow them back :)
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:33 PM   #10 
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5.5 gallons filtered & heated. It doesnt seem to bother him that much. And would i just have to go without a filter. Thanks for the reply!
You can put pantyhose or a pre-filter on the intake. I wouldn't leave it open if he has obvious signs of fin damage because it'll continue & could get worse turning into something more serious IMO.
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