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Old 07-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #1 
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Just as things were going well....

I turned the tank light on and fed my betta his morning food, his fins looked great, plenty of growth after the battle with finrot, then I just went to check on him a few hours later and his fins are shredded!! The only thing I can think is that it was a plant (I have a mix of plastic and silk) however there not sharp.. I want to take them out and replace them with real plants however this wont be for another week or two so would he be ok in an empty tank or would he get stressed?

P.s I'm still doing daily 20% water changes and dosing with stress coat

Thanks for any help :)
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #2 
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Housing
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)?

Also, if you could attach pictures, that would help pinpoint the cause (:
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:10 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 55 litres (13 gallons)
What temperature is your tank? 79
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? N/A

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?its from a local store, here are the ingredients: 54% protein 18% oil 9% ash 0.5% fibre and I assume the rest is general filler..?
How often do you feed your betta fish?twice a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? everyday (just got over finrot)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tetra aqua safe and stress coat

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

Ammonia:0ppm
Nitrite:0ppm
Nitrate:5ppm
pH:6.8
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? ragged fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms?this afternoon, he was fine this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?just the already dosed stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? only fin rot
How old is your fish (approximately)?umm, ive had him about 2 months and he is quite large so roughly 8 months?..

Also, if you could attach pictures, that would help pinpoint the cause (:
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:13 PM   #4 
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That looks like biting to me.
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