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Old 10-13-2010, 06:30 PM   #1 
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my betta's fins are torn

hi, im new to this forum and I've had my betta for 4 years. right now he lives in a 2 gal tank w/ a heater and I feed him betta flakes. He's always had a problem w/ his fins. I change the water and add tap water remover and the next day his fins are all red and then they start falling off. they are sorta growing back but not much and they aren't as fluffy as they were before. does anybody know why this happens? I do add aquarium salt in the tank. Could it maybe be the food isn't good enough for him? what other foods could I give him besides flakes?
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:08 PM   #2 
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How reguarly do you change out his water? Do you have a filter? And if you are looking to change his diet. I prefer the Hikari Betta Pellets.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:11 PM   #3 
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How reguarly do you change out his water? Do you have a filter? And if you are looking to change his diet. I prefer the Hikari Betta Pellets.
I don't have a filter and I change the 50% of the water every two weeks, I try to minimize changing the water becuz all the tim I do his fins fall off
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #4 
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Well. He is in a 2 gallon tank. You should be changing the water every week 100% and 20% changes every other day or so. Okay.. So when you do change the water.. How warm is the new water when you add it to your tank, and do you use water conditionar each time?
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well i use water conditioner all the time and follow the directions carefully... the new water is not too cold but not too warm either...
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:16 PM   #6 
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Have you ever considered using Ick Away? It helps fight bacterial infections on the fins.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:22 PM   #7 
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well i have used a medicine for fin rot but it didn't work and idk if it's healthy to use that medicine every single time I change the water. but i will go and buy a small filter tom and ICK away.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:36 PM   #8 
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OKay. Hope it works out! :]
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:11 AM   #9 
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The best thing for torn fins is clean water.I would change the water 100% every day until his fins get better.
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:23 AM   #10 
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The best thing for torn fins is clean water.I would change the water 100% every day until his fins get better.


Best thing for Torn fins Is indeed clean water, But aquarium salt works wonders too..
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