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Old 03-26-2009, 03:05 PM   #1 
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torn or rot?

i am really confused on how to spot the difference between torn fin and fin rot, i was wondering if any one could post a good picture of a betta with fin rot. he made a bubble nest over the weekend so i wouldnt think it is fin rot, i just took out the artificial plant i had in because i figured its kinda spiny the plastic might be tearing his fins. this the plant i had http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752304
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:41 PM   #2 
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Its best to use silk plants . Plastic will tear their fins.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #3 
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This is a wonderful reference site for different betta diseases and how to spot them along with some okay recommendation on treating them. Scroll down the page, the second disease listed is fin rot and shows a good reference picture.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:40 AM   #4 
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thanks a lot guys, after seeing that picture i am pretty confident that it is not fin rot just a stupid choice of plant on my part that tore his tail, my friend gave me a 10 G tank yesterday with heater filter and better plants. i think im going to put him in there within the week and maybe get 3 cories aswell
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Cories are schooling fish and need at least 4-6 to be happy. If you get cories, you'll need a sand substrate or fine, smooth pebbles so they don't damage their barbels.
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thanks a bunch dramaqueen, would this be suitable for the bottom of the tank? http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3266440 i was thinking the polished pebbles or river rock or
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im sure if i go to big al's they will have a larger selection to choose from then petsmart, i've got to compair prices as well, as i just finished school and am looking for a new full time job i have a limited budget
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I don't know about the crushed coral but the Top Fin gravel would be fine.I understand being on a budget. Stuff can be expensive.
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