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Old 08-26-2013, 08:20 PM   #1 
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My bettas about to die I need your help! Severe fun rot

Is this fin rot?

I got my betta sunny 3 months ago.

He's a halfmoon double tail and has some butterflying

Then I went in vacation for a week and found this.



It got better...


Then I went on vacation for 5 days
Keep in mind that sunny has no silk plants just normal plastic ones, could I be fin biting or tears, also can fin rot happen this quickly?
This is it now...


Is this fin rot? If it is will aquarium salt fix it?
Please help.n
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:09 PM   #2 
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I doubt that would be fin rot at all. What kind of filter do you have running in the tank? Sometimes and this has happened to my beta, they tend to sleep drift and drift into the intake on the filter where some fins might get stuck. The beta tries to free himself and loses some portions of their fins. If this is fin rot which again I doubt I've never seen it work that fast.

If you have a standard HOB filter try buying a sponge cover for the intake to keep this from happening.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #3 
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Hi Bettacrab something appears to have torn his fins or he is biting them but I do not really see any fin rot but of course that is only my opinion.

Sorry about Sunny and his fins, I am sure with some TLC he will he fine. I would keep his water extra clean till the fins heal and keep a good eye on him.

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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?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #4 
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Hi Bettacrab something appears to have torn his fins or he is biting them but I do not really see any fin rot but of course that is only my opinion.

Sorry about Sunny and his fins, I am sure with some TLC he will he fine. I would keep his water extra clean till the fins heal and keep a good eye on him.

Could you please fill out this form so the members are able to help you better...thanks.

(Ok, I want him to be healthy so I will fill it out.)


Housing
What size is your tank?
Sunny was in a 5 gallon tank. When he got sick or tore his fins I moved him to this breeder trap in my 10 gallon.

What temperature is your tank?
78
Does your tank have a filter?
Yes a tetra whisper 10i or 20i
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Yes an air stone
Is your tank heated?
Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
He lived with a shrimp and a african dwarf frog and a baby guppy
Now he's in a breeder trap

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Tetrabettaplus, tetra tropical flakes, ZUCINI, and freeze dried blood worms

How often do you feed your betta fish?
2 times. Day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
Once or twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
1/2 to 1/3
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Aquasafe plus

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:
The petstores tests them and they are perfect

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
His fins appear torn
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
It hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
No
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
The tetras in his tank got ick and died, but he was fine, he has torn his fins before.
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