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Old 01-25-2011, 09:54 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Help! Fin rot??

I need help with my betta! I've had him (Gilbert) since September and it is now January. I got him from Petsmart because he was suffering. He barely moved on the first day. But now he seems extremely happy and always swims around happily.

I put him into a 3 gallon tank with a heater and a filter.
The heater recently broke, but I bought a new one today.

I noticed that his fins have been ripped for a while. The thing is is that I use silk plants and there are no sharp objects in there to tear his fins.

I change 25% of the water every other day and then do a 100% water change every 3 weeks.

I've noticed that his fins aren't getting any better.

Please help me ! I can't determine if it's fin rot or not.

Also, I don't know if his colors are normal! He's kind of a white-ish color with purple & red.

I included a video! help please!

**sorry that I put it into the "care" section. I didn't realize there was a "diseases" section.. sorry .

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:23 PM   #2 
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I hate to tell you this but it kind of looks like biting to me. The way the tail fin splits so evenly, isn't natural rot. If I recall correctly rot would be more of an even thing all around. It would also be gradual. If this is sudden then it's most likely biting. As far as I know there is no way to fix biting but, keep your water clean so you prevent infection.
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