Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-11-2010, 11:25 PM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Unhappy Sick rescue

I just rescued this little guy today from Petco today I couldn't bare to leave him there...not sure how to treat him... Its hard to tell from the pic but his tail and fins are shredded he is active and happy now in his new home but his fins are so mangled! What can I do to restore them? Thank you! Amber
BuddahBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2010, 11:37 PM   #2 
Tsuhei's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Arizona
Please answer these questions on this thread and post them:

OFL recommends 1 tsp Aquarium Salt per Gallon of water to help prevent infection in his fins with 100% water changes daily for a week. Do not use aquarium salt more than a week because it can cause strain on his organs. Just keep his water clean and make sure you don't have any fake plants that can snag and rip his fins even more. (Use a panty hose the fake plant along the stockings and if it snags, it will probably rip your betta's fins). Many people recommend using live plants.

It really just depends on the fish how he heals and how high in protein his diet is...what are you feeding him?

He will also need a heater (I prefer my temperature at 79F, but many people suggest anywhere from 76-82).
Tsuhei is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My tiny walmart rescue is sick TRISHIESfishie Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 8 12-03-2010 11:59 AM
my rescue betta from walmart. i think hes sick! ashleyy Betta Pictures 6 09-12-2010 05:12 PM
My first rescue!! Betta Slave Betta Pictures 7 05-29-2010 07:51 AM
Rescue! BakaMandy Betta Fish Care 9 12-17-2009 10:06 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.