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Old 04-15-2011, 07:35 AM   #1021 
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I tried asking this question in its own thread originally but no one seemed willing/to have an answer.

In my icon you can kind of see it - my betta's ventral fin on one side is 'curled' up under him, almost like it's broken or hurt. I got him from the pet shop this way. It doesn't at all seem to get in the way of him swimming. His water is fine and he lives in a heated, filtered, planted 10g with a few zebra danios. He routinely makes bubble nests and flares at himself in the mirror just fine when he sees himself. :P

Is there any chance of his fin 'uncurling' or healing back to the way it should be? Or is this likely permanent?
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #1022 
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Is there any chance of his fin 'uncurling' or healing back to the way it should be? Or is this likely permanent?
It is probably a genetic "defect" that is part of his character, something that would make him less desirable as a breeder but perfect as a pet.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #1023 
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How do I treat fin rot with tannins and aquarium salt? I have decaf green tea bags, for a 3 gallon aquarium. Do I change the amount of salt or water temp (about 75 right now) or anything?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:41 PM   #1024 
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Will AQ salt harm my apple snails in my (5g) tank?
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:28 PM   #1025 
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How often do you have to do water changes/cleanings on a 5 gallon tank with no filter?
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #1026 
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Just a quick question about water changes. My new female is in a 1/2 gallon while she adjusts/ while i wait for my tank to cycle. What kind of water changes should i do? i figured between 50-100% each day, is that right?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #1027 
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Just a quick question about water changes. My new female is in a 1/2 gallon while she adjusts/ while i wait for my tank to cycle. What kind of water changes should i do? i figured between 50-100% each day, is that right?
People day 100% a day for that small bowl/tank thing. But remember tanks can take a while to cycle, I read 2+ months! That's 60+ water changes! Ask around though.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:11 AM   #1028 
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My tanks been set up and going for a few weeks now. i can do 100% per day no problem. i fiured 1/2 gallon would be better than the cup she was in. thanks.
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Ya, no prob!
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:35 AM   #1030 
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People day 100% a day for that small bowl/tank thing. But remember tanks can take a while to cycle, I read 2+ months! That's 60+ water changes! Ask around though.
I've had my tank (10g) set up for about three weeks now and I've been using the seachem stability and biozyme from the get-go. It wasn't cycled and I was a n00b to fish keeping so I scrambled to find anything that would help. It's done a perfect job at keeping my tank ammonia, nitrate and nitrite free.

Just figured I'd put that out there if anyone is in need of a cycle booster as I was!
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