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Old 04-29-2010, 08:07 AM   #1 
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My Little Aden !!

This is my very first betta Aden =) I'm quite worried about the state of his fins, to me they look a bit jagged. How do you think he looks? I tried for ages to get him to flare his fins but no luck sadly. I think he is a VT they weren't labelled at the shop so correct me if I'm wrong =)

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Old 04-29-2010, 08:10 AM   #2 
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He's beautiful. Yup, he's a VT. I can't really see his tail that well in the pictures, but it looks like he could have a little fin rot. Clean, warm water and aquarium salt will heal him right up.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:27 AM   #3 
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& I blamed the tetras for his raggedy fins. Did I do something wrong for him to get fin rot? I am adding him to a new tank tomorrow or saturday depending on when the heater arrives so should I just add the salt when I add him, rather than add it to the main tank?
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:24 AM   #4 
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Yeah that's a good idea. Than it's probably just the tetras nipping at him. Add the salt before you put him back in the tank and make sure you stir it until you can't see the salt crystals anymore because the crystals can hurt them. Warm water and stirring it up will help dissolve it, but remember, it never fully dissolves and evaporates so what you take out, replace the same amount so you don't overdo it. The box of aquarium salt will say the measurements to put in.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:49 AM   #5 
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Do I have to use aquarium salt or can I use sea salt, is it the same type of thing? I cant wait to move him now, hes going to need a lot of tender loving care haha. Will his fins grow back or will they always look that raggedy? So many questions, I do apologise lol.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:26 AM   #6 
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Don't worry.lol I'm pretty sure it's the same thing, but someone else will have to answer that for you. His fins will grow back, but it could take a couple months depending on how much damage there is. The fins are very fragile especially ones growing in, so they can easily rip them so try to make sure he's nice and calm and doesn't have much to flare at.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:11 PM   #7 
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pretty vt!
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #8 
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He is vey pretty.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:41 PM   #9 
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Thank you for the compliments, I think he is too but I'm biased haha =)
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:56 PM   #10 
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It doesn't look to me like he has fin rot. Look at the ends of his fins, if they have a brown or black outline then it's possible that he has fin rot, but if not then you have nothing to worry about. A lot of the veiltails on the market today have some crowntail in them, so you find lots of veiltails with subtle crowning :)
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