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Old 06-27-2013, 03:21 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Transparent fins!!!

its been about a week and i noticed johnys tail was a little shredded...so i did a 60 percent water change..and added salt. Then is seemed to get a little worse so i added a little more salt...but i noticed his anal and caudal fin are getting transparent...im treating it as finrot, ive done mortons sea salt..but i was told that would work so i did another water change today and added a few drops of stress coat..My tank is a 1.5 halfmoon i usually do a water change every week and filter is every few days just to keep the water clear and i dont have a heater but i have a thermometer...IM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO CAUSE ACTS COMPLETELY NORMAL...
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:38 AM   #2 
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When a betta's fins heal they first get a thin transparent bit of fin, this gets tougher and becomes a real fin and then slowly regains its original color. Some bettas always have transparent bits (if all the fins are see-through its called cellophane)

As long as the rot doesn't progress the clear parts should go back to being healthy fin in no time.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:59 AM   #3 
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Wait.. You're using sea salt!?? No. Stop using that and get aquarium salt for freshwater tanks. You don't need salt anyway since the clear part is NEW growth!

*eta* Mortons adds iodine and other anti-caking agents to their product for human consumption. It's not safe for aquarium use. You can buy freshwater aquarium salt at walmart for 2$ and that will last the life of the fish or more. I only bought one carton of it in the 2 years I've been keeping bettas. You can buy it to have on hand but don't use it now for your fish :)

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