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Old 08-07-2010, 05:50 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Pinholes?

I was looking at Finn today and realised that he had a couple of pinholes in his tail fin. What do I do to cure? And what causes this?
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:23 PM   #2 
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Poor water quality, water change asap
use water conditioner as well
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:59 PM   #3 
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That's weird i just did a PWC on Wednesday with conditioner. And I just found a tare where the pinhole was.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:00 PM   #4 
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If you have certain types of plants in your tank (I have cabomba and hornwort) sometimes the bettas just rip through the plants and get holes torn in their fins. Nothing big to worry about- just keep the water clean.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:03 PM   #5 
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Oh ok. I just have silk plants in my tank...I'm sort of worried that it's my filter...the current has gotten pretty strong lately fro some reason. OFL told me to rinse it out or get new filter cartridges(or replace the carbon)..
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:04 PM   #6 
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btw thanks guys for your advice...
more is appreciated btw! :)
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:21 PM   #7 
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Update: Fins tail now looks torn up at the end. SO I did a 100% water change, rinsing out everything with hot water and adding AS to his water. Hopefully he gets better soon...ON TOP OF IT. My thermometer broke RIGHT after I checked the temp of the water...thank God it was like 81-82 degrees.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:38 PM   #8 
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It could be the current from the filter that is causing it.....its like a flag flapping in the wind effect with some bettas and filters..especially in small tanks....

Have your tried keeping him without the filter? True enough it can mean more water changes and some 100% changes, but sometimes that is what it takes to prevents the problems in the first place and to heal them up...no filter or a baffle of some type...kinda like a double edge sword..........
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True true. Although I've lowered the water level a slight bit and the current is wayy weaker so with that I'm satisfied. I'm just worried that it may do something to the motor because I've read on here that it's apparently not good to lower the water level since it puts unecessary strain to the filter. Is that true?

I was thinking of just removing the filter but with university coming up I may not have time to constantly clean the tank. How many water changes would I have to do to a 5G without a filter?

I've tried the baffle idea and he swam into the plastic bottle -_-' . Is there another way I can baffle the filter without spending so much money and it not being the plastic bottle baffle idea?
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:04 PM   #10 
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You can also use a sponge to baffle the filter. Nothing to get stuck in and way less current.
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