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Old 03-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #1 
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My betta has a hole in his tail..(i got him like that)

Is there any treatment that will rid him of this hole in his tail...its not very big....but was just wondering if there is anything out there that might mend it!
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #2 
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It's probably ammonia burns for his poor keeping while he was in the cup at the store. How long have you had him?

more info and maybe photos would help :http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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It could be tailbiting...
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:19 PM   #4 
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i dont think he could bite himself in that place...and i am thinking its an ammonia burn...iv had him about a month now...He was in REALLY bad conditions when i picked him off the back of a shelf...the water was soo gross...i didnt even know what he really looked like till i got him home in warm clean water..but is there anything out there that will heal his tail..or is that hole there forever???
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The hole should be gone by now if his water was kept clean enough. Can you answer the sticky please?
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #6 
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i dont think he could bite himself in that place...and i am thinking its an ammonia burn...iv had him about a month now...He was in REALLY bad conditions when i picked him off the back of a shelf...the water was soo gross...i didnt even know what he really looked like till i got him home in warm clean water..but is there anything out there that will heal his tail..or is that hole there forever???
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #7 
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2.5 gallon tank
heater
no filter
water changes every other day
water is conditioned
betta pellet food
Silk plants


the hole is located on the top of the bottom fin..here is a photo...you can see the hole because you can see the red gravel right though the tail..
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #8 
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You didn't give enough info.. so I'm just going to give you a complete run down.

In something of this size, twice weekly water changes of 50% and 100% are needed. This is a healthy betta. While he is healing I would do 50% every other day and 100% by week's end.

The 50% changes the betta can be kept in the bowl and use a turkey baster to remove half the water and as much of the debris as possible. For the 100% you need to remove him - scoop him out with a plastic solo type cup and set aside while you thoroughly rinse the bowl and gravel to remove the debris. Then he should be acclimated to the new water by floating for an hour while you slowly add a couple tablespoons of new water to the cup every 10 minutes. When you release him, try to let as little of the old cup water back into the tank as possible. All water changes should use same temp water, matched to running tap using the in tank thermometer and the water needs to be premixed with conditioner before adding it to the betta tank. If you don't already have anything, you can use gallon water jugs from the grocery store - rinsed thoroughly in hot water but no chems.

Bettas are tropical fish and must be kept at a temp between 76-82, with 78-80 being ideal. The temp must be stable and not be dipping or jumping around. In a 2 gallon you can get an adjustable 25w heater. Any new heater should be tested for 24 hours in similar size container with in tank thermometer to make sure it will hold a constant appropriate temp between 78-80F. Then the betta must be acclimated to higher temp either by floating in a cup inside the main already fully heated tank for an hour, or by adjusting the heater to increase the temperature of the tank no more than a degree per hour and 5 degrees per day.

You should look for a good quality pellets whose first two or three ingredients are whole fish, not fish meal or wheat. He should be fed two small meals a day (how many depends on the pellet you pick up) and one fast day a week.

While he is healing you can use stress coat at 1 ml per 1 gallon and/or vitachem at 1 drop per gallon to promote faster growth.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:39 PM   #9 
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got it!!..iv been doing the water changes exactly how you describe..my pellets are good...My heater is garbage..im getting a new one....however hes in my bedroom ...and its always tropical in there...iv had the temp at a constant 76(in the tank)...I will get on my heater situation promptly..and look into getting a stress coat...Thankyou for your timE!..Tuna and I really appreciate it!!!! :)
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