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Old 04-11-2013, 06:56 AM   #1 
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Torn fins

My betta has really bad torn fins, they used to be so long and beautiful but now the bottom ones are barely there and his tail is all torn :(
I have blocked the filter intake, and taken out anything that could have possibly caused it, but is there anything else I can do? Any treatments or such to put in the water?
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:11 AM   #2 
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He could have been biting his fins. A picture would help greatly :)
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I don't think hes been biting them, I saw him get stuck at the filter intake so pretty sure thats whats been causing it, but I will try and get a good picture of him
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These are the best pictures I could get quickly.
If you look at my other thread it shows what his fins were like when I got him.




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:O that would have to be some pretty strong filter for his tank. Warm water and frequent water changes to keep his environment clean will put him on the path to speedy recovery :) It seems like he only lost his webbing, which will grow back faster than if he broke the rays too ^_^
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Yep it is quite a strong filter :( but it is covered now so is hopefully safe, I have also taken out one of his decorations which might have caused it.
So I don't need to add anything to the water at all?
I do two water changes a week and clean his filter regularly.
Will the fins heal to look like how they were before?
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:47 AM   #7 
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How big is his tank?
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How big is his tank?
I don't know what it is in US Gallons but in uk litres it is 28 litres

Edit: Google says just over 7 US gallons
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #9 
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I cant say for sure that his tail will grow back the way it was. You can add indian almond leaves to the water. bettas love it ^_^
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I cant say for sure that his tail will grow back the way it was. You can add indian almond leaves to the water. bettas love it ^_^
Ok I will try and get hold of some :) thanks!
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