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Old 01-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #1 
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Female betta fin regrowth HELP

I made the foolish mistake of putting two female bettas in the same .5 tank for acclimating them. I observed for a minute and they were fine, swimming next to each other. I then left them alone for 5 minutes and they were fighting when i looked back): one's tail fin is missing about 1/8, including the rods with it, so i'm not sure about how to treat it. I've only had 1 betta male before. Rightnow i'm using API salt to treat it but i've heard that tea also helps. Or what kind of tree leaves?

Can decaf lipton tea work? I do not think it's green tea, it's just regular tea.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:54 PM   #2 
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You could probably stick to the salt unless you notice a problem. I wouldn't add it for more than two weeks. When I got my fish, his fins had been DEMOLISHED by fighting in WalMart cups (September: December 7th: I didn't do anything special except some salt for the first bit and good water changes, and he's fine.

If you want to add some leaves, people recommend dried oak tree leaves (make sure there are no chemicals or pesticides on the leaves).

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Old 01-13-2011, 12:07 AM   #3 
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my newest girl, Caroline, is missing a chunk of her bottom fin. all i do is change her water every second day(so, i changed it today, won't change it tomorrow, will change it Friday), and keep her warm. if you want, to help keep things clean, add a bit of Aquarium Salt, one teaspoon per gallon. i mix it in a cup with hot water, to help it dissolve faster, then dump a portion in it every half hour.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:54 PM   #4 
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The best thing for torn fins is clean, warm water.
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