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Old 09-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #1 
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Help! Fins are disapearing!


I just noticed that on a few of my HM males the fins are starting to dissolve!

Here are a couple of pictures, can someone please help and tell me what it is and how I can fix it!

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There are 3 others with varying degrees of this damage, it must have happened fairly fast because I only noticed it this morning and there is quite a bit of damage on those affected.

I do complete water changes every 2 days and condition the new water I also scrub the containers before using them again.

I have recently put in the small bamboo stalks in each container but other than that I have not done anything differently.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #2 
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Doesn't look like chewing, but something in your water is causing it.

  • What size tanks are these?
  • What's the PH of your water?
  • Are you using hot water conditioned water when you're doing changes?
I'm wondering about using hot/warm water myself & if that would cause problems like the ones you're having.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:15 AM   #3 
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I had something similar happen to one of my Bettas, looked just like the red one at the top.. it turned out he was flaring too much and ripped his tail, like really ripped it, i found a chunk of it laying in at the bottom of the tank.

Just make sure the water is really clean so an infection doesn't set in and he should be fine.
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