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Old 08-16-2009, 10:55 PM   #1 
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i just bought..

a new betta at wal mart. The little cup said he was a crown tail, but as you can see from his picture (sorry a little blurry) that one if his fins looks really beat up. I was wondering if there is any way to help him? Also his head looks really pale, is that just his natural color or is it from being stuck in a little cup for too long?

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:36 AM   #2 
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his colors should brighten up after a little bit. being in those tiny cups and moved around all the time is super stressful for them. you can give him salt baths and make sure to do 100% water changes every day. it took about 4 days for my bettas tail to show signs of regrowth. i would add some bettafix to his water every day when you do water changes too. he's a beautiful little guy!
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:11 AM   #3 
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Salt baths and clean water for a week. If there is no healing within a week then get a stronger medication like Jungle Fungus Eliminator (JFE)
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:18 AM   #4 
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Salt baths and clean water for a week. If there is no healing within a week then get a stronger medication like Jungle Fungus Eliminator (JFE)
I used Jungle Fungus Clear on one of my bettas that had fin rot, and he is doing much better. However my other male is getting worse. I checked both my local pet stores and neither have JFE. Should I just treat him with JFC again?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #5 
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I would treat with JFC again, but make the dosage a bit stronger.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:38 AM   #6 
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When I bring home new bettas that may have fin rot but I am not sure, I use a half dose of aquarium salt in their tanks and observe them for a while. If it seems that they are getting worse I use JFC which has worked wonders for me. I'm glad to see that more people are using it now. It took me a while to stumble upon it in the pet store because most places recommend different meds but this is the only one that seems to work for me - I love that stuff!

BTW, it is very possible that he could have bitten his fins- many will when under stress, which is why I would just use a little salt as a preventative and wait and see. Good luck with him! He's very adorable :)
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:28 PM   #7 
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how would i do these salt baths?
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:12 AM   #8 
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Look at Neenjars post. The link is in his sig.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:18 AM   #9 
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how would i do these salt baths?
Click the link in my sig, read the entire thread, PM me any questions you may have
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