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Old 09-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Betta got caught in the filter (ripped fins)

Hey guys. My betta fish has gotten himself into trouble with the filter. I have watched him for a long time and I have been seeing him getting wrapped around the gates of the intake of my filter. When I quickly turned off the filter I saw his fins were ripped by a very little degree. Of course I go to school so I don't see him for a long time and when I saw him in the night today, I saw his fins were ripped to the MAX. The ends of his fins are somewhat yellow (nothing like FinRot) and I know he probably got sucked into the intake of the filter. So what I did was I cut some pantyhoses into the size of my intake of the filter and then I wrapped it around and put a rubber band to make sure it was secure. I was wondering what else could I do (do not suggest any medicenes and HE DOES NOT HAVE FINROT)? Also, will his fins grow back to pretty and colorful? I will be devestated if his fins do not look good because he used to have some beautiful fins (really pretty!). Thanks you guys.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #2 
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ya his fins will grow back to their perfect beauty. just make sure your water is super clean. the panty hose is a good idea but you can also get a prefilter sponge its goes on the intake tube and can actually help build a stronger cycle since beneficial bacteria will grow on it.
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