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Old 04-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #1 
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Tear in HMPK tail

I noticed on my HMPK that he got a little tear in his tail, I'm just wondering, will that heal up? When my veiltail gets tears in his tail after he bites it, it usually heals up pretty quickly, but this tear has been there on the HMPK for about a week, I used stress coat in the water with this water change too if that helps
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #2 
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What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?

If you are taking proper care of him, it should heal on its own.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #3 
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Could just be he is a slower healer than your other betta. I have had some tears on my bettas heal up very quickly (even quite severe ones) while others have needed a bit more time.

Unless it is a serious tear, I would just leave it be and it should eventually heal.

You can help it along but keeping your water clean and feeding a high protein diet.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #4 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78 - 80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? No

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once or Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Completely 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Normal Conditioner, I used Stress Coat with this change to see if it would heal it up

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No Not sure
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tear
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? nope
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got him in December

I'll keep up with cleaning and stuff I guess I just got OCD about it and I want to see the tails as whole
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:30 PM   #5 
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Try double dosing Stress Coat, it's what I do for my Betta's with tears. It will take a while but soon you should seen new growth, it will be white or clear :)
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #6 
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Your care is pretty good, but I would start feeding him new life spectrum or omega one for the higher amount and higher quality protein. He should heal on his own. Is here anything he could possibly rip his fins on?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #7 
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By doubling stress coat what do you mean like amount wise, it says on the bottle to do 5 ml per 10 gal or double it for healing or something like that so I put about 2 and a half ml of the stress coat in the tank, and I'm not sure how he tore his tail, all I got are some plastic plants and a filter and heater in there, so could be the filter possibly or maybe while I was taking him out to change the water I'm not too ssure
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #8 
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Plastic plants are the bane of Betta's existences. They will tear your Betta's fins apart so I would advise taking those out. You can use soft silk plants or better yet get some live ones!

Before putting anything into a Betta tank I would suggest running a pantyhose or nylon over the ornament/object and if the nylon catches at all, it will rip your Betta's delicate fins.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #9 
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Oh no their not plastic their fake plants the base is plastic with like fake leaves but the leaves aren't hard plastic they're like clothy I think, I dont know why I said plastic
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Oh okay, so they're probably silk then. Do they have those plastic root things though? He could still tear himself on that as well. And there is a possibility that he might have been sucked to the filter but I don't find that as much in Plakats.
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