Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2012, 01:00 PM   #1 
Catfish Billy
New Member
 
Catfish Billy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
How to speed up fin re-growth?

Hi everyone,

Recently, my betta Suzuki, was cured of fin rot using Methylene Blue. I was thinking, how can I speed up his fin re-growth? I know I should keep him in clean water and give him high-protein food.

He's currently in a 2.5 gal QT and I'm doing 2x 100% water changes every week. I'm feeding him Hikari Betta Gold pellets and bloodworms.

Thanks in advance!
Catfish Billy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #2 
AyalaCookiejar
Member
 
AyalaCookiejar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Clean, warm water and aquarium salt. 1tsp per gallon, although the clean warm water should do fine.

You can also use stress coat. I hope he has a quick recovery :) good luck!
AyalaCookiejar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #3 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
The way I can get rapid fin growth after-either infection or injury....Clean, dechlorinated water, tannins, limited stress, exercise and good nutrition.

I had a Betta get its caudal fin removed to the stub by a marble crayfish and I had 80% re-growth within 10 days and total regrowth by 3 weeks.

What I did-In a small container (about half gallon), no water movement, water temp 76-77F, 50% water changes 3 times a week using premixed Oak tanned water and fed mass amount of live mosquito larva and my homemade food. Also note-I had a sprig of live plant and water lettuce in the QT to assist with water quality-If you don't have any live plants-I would recommend adding a 100% every 7 days along with 2-50% while in treatment.
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #4 
whiskandbowl
Member
 
whiskandbowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: PA
OFL mind sharing your/any homemade food recipes?
I have a resuce who's healthy enough, but I'd like to see his fins grow a bit more.He's in a 2g with 100% changes every other day/ every 2 days, fed pellets and bloodworms 1x a week. Aq, salt is used on and off, no more than 10 days in a row.
He seems to have reached a peaking point where I'm not seeing much new growth.

Sorry for the hijack, I'm having the same issue.
whiskandbowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #5 
Catfish Billy
New Member
 
Catfish Billy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Thanks a lot everyone!

@Ayala Thanks. I think I'll start adding aquarium salt soon.

@OFL Thanks. So instead of 2x 100% water changes should I do 2x 50% + 1x 100% water changes? I think I will feed him bloodworms more often and (like whiskandbowl said) could you please tell us about your homemade recipe, please?

@whiskandbowl I hope your rescue heals up soon! :)
Catfish Billy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #6 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Right, unless you have some live plants to add-I would make 3 weekly...2-50% and 1-100% for a water treatment. Unless he has a secondary infection-I wouldn't use salt.


Sure....

Since you should only use human grade food items to start....saute it and put it on pasta...yumm and you can have lunch with your Betta...laffs......

When I make it...it varies each time...depending on what I have since I grow my own spinach and garlic...plus garlic cloves can vary in size as can the spinach leaves...lol.....
Generally..
Shrimp- 1 large raw/frozen or steamed (no added salt or other additives) and I smash this up with the side of a knife....
Garlic-I use 3-5 cloves depending on the size...I crush in a garlic press...roughly half the amount of the shrimp
Spinach-4-6 leaves..blanched-roughly equal amount of the garlic

I blanch the spinach and while still hot I smash it with the garlic and add the shrimp and smash it all together with the side of my knife on a cutting board....it should look green...a green garlicky shrimpy paste

I then feed some and then place the rest in a zip-lock and press out flat and freeze and break off what I need each day to feed....I use the side of my knife and work it and this will thaw it enough to feed......

You are what you eat....the spinach is the greens that are inside the food Bettas eat...like being gut loaded....shrimp the protein and long term (6 weeks+) fresh raw garlic can help with parasites, help build a strong immune response among other things....

I feed this food twice daily to all fish and inverts...I have also used raw fish filet, red worms in place of shrimp and one day I plan to use the meat from common snail...but haven't got around to doing it...lol..

Last edited by Oldfishlady; 12-05-2012 at 01:48 PM.
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 02:01 PM   #7 
Catfish Billy
New Member
 
Catfish Billy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Thanks a lot, OFL! It seems fairly simple which is good. Good ingredients for a betta too! Mmm.....green garlicky, shrimpy pasta!
Catfish Billy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #8 
whiskandbowl
Member
 
whiskandbowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: PA
Thanks OFL. I'll have to try this. Maybe Stumpy won't be so "stumpy" any more.
whiskandbowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #9 
AyalaCookiejar
Member
 
AyalaCookiejar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
I would ignore what I said about the salt, then :p sorry.
OFL knows what she's talking about, lol.
AyalaCookiejar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #10 
JAGalletta
New Member
 
JAGalletta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Jersey
OFL, will ghost shrimp mind eating that concoction? It sounds amazing, btw.
JAGalletta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.