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Old 12-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #1 
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Help with blown out fins

They are ripped on various edges, the extremities of the tail fin remains or stems, but the silk-fin part are torn.

Kiyohime is a very aggressive flarer, I don't like to make him flare often cause he keeps flaring even though the mirror is gone or looks for the "rival betta". and he has many folds on his tail so he's heavily finned-- I was wondering what I could do to reduce blow outs and to check if it is still indeed blow out tails fins.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #2 
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Try to flare him once 2 or 3 days.
Lower the filter current and remove any sharp ornaments in your tank.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #3 
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Is that a plastic plant? They tend to tear fins, as do any sharp gravel. Silk or live are better if you can find them.

If he's blowing out his tail flaring then don't make him flare.. Bettas don't need to flare, but the fact he is so aggressive is actually a healthy sign, so I wouldn't be worried about it.. just don't show him a mirror.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #4 
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Because he's a halfmoon, his fins are going to be naturally prone to tattering, especially as he ages. Halfmoon fins are the most delicate of all and sometimes I feel like if you sneeze, the fins tear. o.O You should see my old halfmoon - the edges of his fins are practically fringed. As long as Kiyohime is acting normally and eating well and you don't see any signs of blackened edges, then it's just natural wear and tear.

He's a handsome, handsome guy. :)
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:26 AM   #5 
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Because he's a halfmoon, his fins are going to be naturally prone to tattering, especially as he ages. Halfmoon fins are the most delicate of all and sometimes I feel like if you sneeze, the fins tear. o.O You should see my old halfmoon - the edges of his fins are practically fringed. As long as Kiyohime is acting normally and eating well and you don't see any signs of blackened edges, then it's just natural wear and tear.

He's a handsome, handsome guy. :)
thanks, I was worried, because it did seem like they were tattering compared to when he was younger. I will keep his water clean :D and stress free as possible
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