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Old 03-28-2010, 08:16 PM   #1 
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HELP!!! Betta tail RIPPED!!

My betta fish tail is ripped at the bottom!!! I think it was caused by his plastic plant. Can this kill him?? Im really worried, i've had him for a while an I really love him. Is there any way i could heal this?? Please Help!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:30 PM   #2 
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It's okaaaay~ Relax~

-It will definitely not kill him as long as it's taken care of nicely. It WILL heal in time as long as his water is not too dirty or infectious.

That means:
- Do REALLY GOOD water changes. Maybe more often than you do, depends on the wound. Water changes always help
-If you want to, use aquarium salt. I use it, but if it's a small cut, i won't.
-You can also use medication, but I always go a natural route.
-i feed my bettas pellets soaked in garlic juice, and it's proven to help heal their fins. All bettas seem to adore garlic juice as i've yet to see one reject it.

Get rid of the aquarium plant if you think it's the culprit, and then replace it with a silk/live plant.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:30 PM   #3 
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No it won't kill him.. rips are very common. First I would take out the plastic plant... you don't want anything that will rip fins in his tank.

Raise the temp up to about 82-84*F and put some aquarium salt in the tank. Do a 50% water change every day for 10 days.. make sure you put 1/2 the original amount of salt back in every time you do a water change.

After 10 days do a water change and go back to normal.. your fish will be good as new.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:05 PM   #4 
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THANK YOU! Im so glad that this will not kill him :) I tried to go to the store and get silk plants, but i was not able to. I WILL get them either tonight or tomorrow. I'll try to post a picture of it so you can see if the damage is really bad. Quick question, how do you upload a picture?
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #5 
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When posting, there should be a little yellow button with a picture of tiny mountains; if you hold the mouse over it the button should be labeled "insert image". Just use that guy.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:13 PM   #9 
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poor momo! I hope he gets better soon!
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:20 PM   #10 
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Yeah thats not too bad. Water changes, heat, and aquarium salt for 10 days should set him straight
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