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Old 10-02-2013, 06:30 AM   #1 
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Unhappy My betas tail

I got MY halfmoon November last year. after i set up the tank i had an ammonia spike with destroyed his tail. after everything i have tried it still hasn't gotten better.
I've tried:
Frequent water changes
Salt
Trisulfa
Removing anything even slightly shart from his tank
Leaving him alone for a while
Infrequent water changes

His parameters are:
Vol of tank 12L
Temp 26degC
Ammonia 0
PH 6.5-7.5
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:30 PM   #2 
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How long has his tail been like this?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #3 
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Please fill out this sticky , it will really help to figure out what he has:)

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:08 AM   #4 
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Oh sorry i thought I gave enough info! It's been like this since novemberish.

Housing
What size is your tank? 12L
What temperature is your tank?26deg C
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? hikari pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? sometimes once a day sometimes 3 times, it depends on mine and his mood!

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? at first twice a week then i left it for a monthish (while checking there was no ammonia) and now weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stress coat and zyme

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:0
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:6.5-7.5
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? colour is normal just his fins as per the photos
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?not at all very active especially when he sees me
When did you start noticing the symptoms? in November when the ammonia spiked, i posted a thread on here and followed all the advice and had left his as he looks and acts healthy.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i tried trisulfa salt water changes
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)? i got him a year ago
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #5 
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he always has the white tips like he was healing which is why i have left it so long, i decided if i kept messing with the tank it would get worse. but im no longer sure it will ever fully heal, could it be tail biting?
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #6 
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From what I can see, it looks like biting. It is pretty much the only condition I have experience with, because I have a veil who tends to take fin trimming into his own hands lol.

Now, I'm definitely not the most experienced person here, but that's what I see. And, yeah, the white edges look like new growth to me.

Do you have a clearer picture, by any chance?
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:09 AM   #7 
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I am not 100% sure, but also thinking might be biting, or due to the water quality before. I think that its good that you doing more water changes now.
One suggestion , since you don't have the filter which is fine, i don't have them either, but i would really recommend to do 2-50% and 1-100 % water changes a week. Or at least 1-50% and 1-full water change a week. If he is tail biter you need to keep water super clean to prevent infection.
Also good nutritional food will help . The one that you feeding him is really not a best choice at all. I would really recommend to buy those kind

http://www.bigalspets.com/betta-form...lets-50-g.html

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...c-001b2166c62d

Also NLS has garlic in it (omega one does not ) which is also works as a preventative for the infection.

Also NLS Thera A has a mega dose of garlic 1 mm size of the pellets would be good for your betta.
Also if you will do full water changes you need to acclimate your betta to the new water so you don't shock him with the new temp diffirence. So if you need instructions let me know. But i would really recommend to do full water changes at least once a wk if you want to keep him healthy longer.

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:12 PM   #8 
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I also meant to say that be careful with medications, never treat it until you know the reason especially if he is acting healthy . Medications are extremely stressful on fish .
And every time you using aq salt you need to use therapeutic dose of it. The instructions on the box is just for the preventative care. The therapeutic dose is 1 to 3 tsp/gall depending on severity . But you don't need it right now though.
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