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Old 11-10-2010, 02:04 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Mr. Fishy has fin rot

Well after losing Cobra, who developed fin rot in the tank, we moved Mr. Fishy into the 5 gallon tank - obviously after cleaning and everything. He had beautiful 'tails' temp living in the 1 gallon. Now over a couple days his fins have become very jagged. I will try to post a pic, he is a very active fish and hard to get a clear one of him. I am so worried as I do not want to lose him, too.. PLEASE post some advice. I am in a rush, so cannot post more details.
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:26 PM   #2 
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Well fin rot is the infection, it's possible he's just either biting his tail or he's shredding it on a decoration. Do you have plastic plants? Check everything in the tank for sharp edges, check the water parameters to see if something is stressing him and causing him to bite.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #3 
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Yes we have 2 plastic type plants in the tank, one is a very very soft plastic and the other is supposed to be a grassy type.. It is smooth on the edges, but prickly - well like grass. He swims back and forth near the back of the tank alot and rapidly, could this be a sign of anything? He will not eat flakes or pellets, however will eat the brine shrimp that are with the flakes.
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:47 PM   #4 
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I would remove any plastic plants and either get silk ones or real ones...
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:23 PM   #6 
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Yes, remove that grassy plant.. you should use either silk or live plants with bettas because of their delicate fins. He probably ripped them on that plant at some point. Keep his water clean and they should heal just fine.
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