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Old 11-23-2009, 10:25 PM   #1 
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my fish keep getting rips in their tail..

First Arthur had one, and now Aisu has the exact same thing..it's like a clean split near the middle of his tail. I don't know what it could be other than the plants They both live in seperate 2.5 gallons and I clean their water every 2 days..I think I need to get rid of the plastic plants and get new soft ones tomorrow when i go shopping for my sorority stuff.

should i try giving them a salt bath first? arthur's already had 2 and bettafix but it doesn't seem to be healing his fins. this is really frustrating.

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Old 11-23-2009, 11:09 PM   #2 
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I would try some Betta Fix. It helps to heal wounds and torn fins.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:10 PM   #3 
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Sounds like he's blowing his fins. Caused by overflaring or swimming too hard against a filter current. What kind of filters are you running and is there a light above the tanks?
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:26 PM   #4 
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I currently only have airators running in the tanks until I get my check so i can stock up on supplies, and the current from that is slim to none; they just blow bubbles. I just gave Aisu a salt bath and I'll put some bettafix in his tank..I just cleaned it. =) The plants are taken out.

oh, oops..I forgot..The tanks have lights but I don't have them on that much.

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