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Old 07-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #1 
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Fin Rot?

One of my betta fish has white tips on the ends of his fins. I just got him a few days ago, is this a case of fin rot?
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:59 PM   #2 
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Do you have a picture? this will make it easier for us to help you identify what's wrong with your betta :)
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one of my betta fish has white tips on the ends of his fins. I just got him a few days ago, is this a case of fin rot?
i have 5 bettas know one of them 9 mo ago had fin rot. He still alive i treated him with:

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Old 07-22-2010, 05:18 PM   #5 
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Do you have another picture from a side angle, from that picture his fins do look raggedy and from what I can see it looks like fin rot but it could also be caused by tail biting, plastic plants, other tank mates

100% daily water changes with 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon of aquarium salt will fix him up, this can be carried out for 7 days or longer depending on how long it takes for him to recover, he should also have a heater set at 80-83 higher temps raise the betta's metabolism which helps with recovery. You could put him in a quarantine tank with a bare bottom and no decorations for easier water changes :)

Oldfishlady is great with identifying diseases,etc so you could hold out for her to comment, which I'm sure she will :)
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:40 PM   #7 
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Oh god, I found another fish with white fins as well, he was in the other tank.

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Old 07-22-2010, 05:42 PM   #8 
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Ugh, someone please help.
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I'm gonna stick to what I said about it being fin rot, do their fins appear as if they are shrinking?

What size tank are your betta's in?
How often do you change their water?
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I'm gonna stick to what I said about it being fin rot, do their fins appear as if they are shrinking?

What size tank are your betta's in?
How often do you change their water?
I'm not sure, I can't tell.

They are in a small tank at the moment, I bought them a few days ago. Once my acrylic pieces arrive, I'll be building them a 30 gallon tank.

I just changed it yesterday. It was 3 day old water.
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