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Old 01-19-2010, 02:48 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down lost progress on tail

So priscilla's story is a long one but in short after a long struggle with water sources I finally took the plunge and now he is on store bought water. That was about a few weeks ago and Priscilla's progress has been steady but very palpable.

I'm pretty sure his fins were growing back, he has been getting length on the tips of his fins they are a bit thinner (is that normal?) but they are definately fins!

BUT yesterday morning when i got up and fed him I noticed the new growth missing from his caudal fin and its looking as jaggered as ever thankful his anal fin is still doing tremendously and im off to buy a new tank (his just doesnt seem big enough anymore) and get some new plants (fingers crossed java fern) to get rid of this really awful plastic plant I think that might be the reason for it has this happened to anyone else?

grr its so frustrating!
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:22 PM   #2 
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Rule of thumb with the plants is that if they will snag some pantyhose/nylons - they will be able to snag a betta's delicate fins.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:07 PM   #3 
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)': I know what you mean! Shota suffers from the same thing... If I don't change his water every second day, his fins get holey. And with the first sign of holes, his fins just disintegrate a few hours later... @_@; This has been happening for over half a year! I'm trying to get my hands on some fish vitamins that should be able to help him boost his immune system, but they're hard to get a hold of in Canada Dx;

Ohhh yeah, get rid of that plastic plant :S My suggestion is to just take it out and see if that makes a difference. If you get a silk plant, make sure you look over and cut anything that could be a potential threat (cause even silk plants are not without plastic.)
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:40 PM   #4 
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ugh so frustrating lol its a good thing i love this fish to death! ok plastic plant gone and im just about to leave for my LFS which specialise in tropical fish and are all about the welfare of the fish not just sales (which means no half gallon bowls) thanks for all your help but what if i put him in a cycled tank would i still have to be doing partial water changes every other day? and while im at it can a tank be too big for a fish because i have a 3 ft tank and i was thinking of putting dividers i n it for a few more fish but that wont happen till i move out should i put a divider in there and give him a run of half the tank?
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:22 PM   #5 
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Well it depends, some people say that no tank is too big for a fish, while others will say sometimes a large tank will stress your betta out because he'll have to swim a lot to patrol his larger territory. But that's gotta be a tank that's like... over 50 gallons. Anything smaller is perfectly fine!

However if you plan to divide it, it should be okay :) just make sure you have at least 2.5 gallons per fish! (aka the golden rule... one gallon per inch of fish!)
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:11 AM   #6 
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lol you dont have to worry about my fish its looking like they are going to get atleast 10 gallons each! Im not sure about you but that sounds like a spoilt fish to me! ;) lol

another question! SORRY GUYS but i went to my fish shop and asked about dividers and she said i needed to go to a glass place and get solid ones? if anyone has them could you tell me a little bit about i read a mention of homemade ones

maybe i should make a new thread for this but i hate cluttering
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #7 
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do a google search on diy dividers, they are easy to make
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