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Old 08-20-2013, 12:04 AM   #1 
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Dorsal Fin Tear!

So I posted a couple days ago that my fish arrived from aquabids rather traumatically in almost no water due to the bag ripping/bursting during transport. It's been a couple days, and he's mostly fine, but I just noticed the tear. D: What do I do?!

Also, I know the colors are different. I assume the seller fussed with them, but he's still pretty.

Pic from seller pre-tear:


Torn Fin:
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:16 AM   #2 
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What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No.
Is your tank heated? I have a heater, but it's so warm out it's not necessary right now.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Pellets by Ocean Nutrition
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 25% daily until cycling complete, 50% weekly, 100% monthly, using distilled water
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Not sure exactly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? A water conditioner

Water Parameters: Good.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Yes, everything seems fine.

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes (see above)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not sure.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I don't think so.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, I've had him for 3 days.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:01 AM   #3 
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It will heal, try bumping temps to 82f for a couple of days. :)
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:30 AM   #4 
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Okay. Is there anything else I should be doing? And how long will it take for the fin to grow back?
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:17 AM   #5 
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It should heal up in a couple of days, you can feed him frozen food like glassworms and stuff to perk him up! also try doing more water changes to keep the water extra clean. keep an eye on him, he should be fine though.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:18 AM   #6 
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Alright. I'll do that. Thanks!
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