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Old 06-17-2009, 05:23 PM   #1 
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Home from work, tail is now destroyed!

My betta is very active and always swinning around and flairing up at himself.

I do a full water cahnge every Thursday.

The plant is plastic, however its very soft, has a rubberized coating. Used it with previous betta's.

He was fine this morning....

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He's swimming happy... no notice of tail anywhere in the tank....



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Old 06-17-2009, 05:27 PM   #2 
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If it isn't the plants then it could be fin rot. I would go ahead and treat him with something for that (I use Jungle Fungus Eliminator).
Also, does he share a tank? Some fish are fin nippers or he could be nipping at his own fins.

Good luck!
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:29 PM   #3 
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He has a 3 gallon tank all to himself. Im going to run out to petsmart here in a few minutes.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:31 PM   #4 
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Looks like he blew it. Blowing of the tail is common in halfmoons, super deltas, deltas, and VTs who have very long fins. What happens is that the fish flare to the point that there fins spread so fAR THEY JUST RIP (stupid caps lock).

If it's rot (which can't happen in one day) then treat it with an antibiotic or Jungle Fungus Eliminator.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:31 PM   #5 
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Yeah, looks like badd fin rot.. poor guy. I'm glad you're getting something so quick.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #6 
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Looks like he blew it. Blowing of the tail is common in halfmoons, super deltas, deltas, and VTs who have very long fins. What happens is that the fish flare to the point that there fins spread so fAR THEY JUST RIP (stupid caps lock).

If it's rot (which can't happen in one day) then treat it with an antibiotic or Jungle Fungus Eliminator.
Wow, they can do that much damage? I figured they could flare too much and rip, but I didn't think it would be that bad.

Also, what would he be flaring at so badly if he is in his own tank?
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:33 PM   #7 
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When I talked to Synthisis on the phone that is the first thing I suggested ... that he is nipping at his fins. Because the bridge is just like mine - and there is no way to tear fins on it. And if the plants aren't hard plastic...it's the only thing I could think of.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:36 PM   #8 
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I never thought of blowing it. He does flare A LOT!
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:42 PM   #9 
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He looks at himself, the tank is 6 sided and he'll get to a corner and its like BAM flaoting fish fully flared. Or hell jsut swim around the tank real fast flaring up.

I think he has ADHD!

He's swimming around happy, and still flaring up as I type this.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:53 PM   #10 
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He looks at himself, the tank is 6 sided and he'll get to a corner and its like BAM flaoting fish fully flared. Or hell jsut swim around the tank real fast flaring up.

I think he has ADHD!

He's swimming around happy, and still flaring up as I type this.
Ha! Catches his reflection and then it's on huh? He sounds like he has a great personality!
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