Originally Posted by BettaGurl79
I came home from work today and went over to greet Flotsom, only to see he has a small circular hole in his dorsal fin. I don't think there is anything in his tank he could have snagged himself on and I only run the filter when I am downstairs an able to keep a good eye on him. Other than the hole he seems fine, he is displaying good color and active behavior. Could this be fin rot?? And if it is how do I begin treatment? Any advice to calm my nerves would be helpful.
Hey there- how goes it?
With all of your decor, could all of it pass the "panty hose" test? If anything could snag a pair of panty hose, it can hurt a Betta's fin.
While I'm new to the betta fish world, a photo of the injury/sore spot would greatly help in identifying if it's fin rot or not!
Have you checked out the Betta Fish Disease and Treatment Sticky by DarkMoon17? Listed there are a wide array of betta fish diseases (such as Fin Rot) as well as conservative and medicinal treatment. Here's the link: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=73332
Even if it's not fin rot, API's Stress Coat ($3.99 at PetSmart) should help his fin. Make sure water's properly clean to aid the healing!
I hope all turns out well and that Flotsom heals up nicely!