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Old 07-28-2013, 05:30 AM   #1 
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Shredded Fins From Using Maracyn?

My betta shredded his fins overnight, I'm wondering if my medicine Maracyn 2 could be causing it, I notice that every time I use this medicine, something happens to his fins.
The neons he's with have never attacked him, they nip at themselves, but they leave him alone.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:34 AM   #2 
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What size is your tank? 20g
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? Neon Tetras

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Pellets, Flake Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x Daily

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tap Water Conditioner, Blackwater Extract

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

Ammonia:0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate: Small Amt.
pH: 7.6
Hardness:
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #3 
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The Maracyn 2 shouldn't do this. It's just an antibiotic....

Could he be tailbiting? Some fish will tail bite when they are stressed or ill.

Can you post a photo?
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Here he is, he's got a double tail. I've had him for about 9 months now.
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