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Old 01-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #11 
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It looks like he as fin rot
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:02 PM   #12 
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wow he is sooo cute, I love him

He may have fin rot

I would suggest getting a kritter keeper for him--I recommend a the 2.5 gallon size ( maybe 12 dollars at petsmart or petco) and a heater, you would only need to change the water maybe twice a week then.
In a half gallon he will need daily water changes and the water needs to be the same temperature when you change it (a thermometer will help) or he could go into shock or worse. I got a glass thermometer for my tank at walmart for two bucks.
Proper water quality will help him out great deal especially if he has fin rot

He's soooo cute!! Love him

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:04 AM   #13 
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Yeah I think he has fin rot too :\

If you don't treat it, it will keep eating up his fins then to his body. Try some aquarium salt and frequent water changes, also try to feed him nutritious foods!

Credit to this site for the pic: betta-fish-fin-rot
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #14 
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Hey guys!

Thanks for all your replies. This is a really great site. I wasn't expecting that many and that quick to get replies. There's a lot of cool people here. I'll definitely consider getting a bigger tank, a heater, and a filter. But yea, I put Castle in a warmer spot. It's about 76˚ on where he is. He is happily swimming now and opening his fins. He also follows my finger when I run it across his tank. I started feeding him 4 Aqueon Betta pellets, too. Here's a couple of his pics:


Flare

Feeding Time!


Oh BTW, what are your guys'/gals' thoughts on brine shrimp as treats? Are they good? If so, how much of it could be fed?
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #15 
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Oops. Wrong 1st Pic. Here it is..

Flare!!
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:37 PM   #16 
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Wow he looks a lot better than before! He looks so cute when he flares :) . I am almost positive he is a plakat.

As far as the fit rot, are you doing anything to treat it?
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:46 PM   #17 
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oh hes such a pretty boy! glad he seems to be doing better =)
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:11 PM   #18 
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is he part dragon? what are the purpley light scales on him..too cute. I want him!

Are you doing anything to treat the possible fin rot?
Daily Waterchanges are essential to help it get better if that's what is going on, and there are some other things you can do to treat it such as aquarium salt 1 tsp per gallon and more..

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Old 01-30-2011, 07:08 AM   #19 
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I'm not sure if he really has fin rot. His fins look full to me, especially now that he opens them up almost all the time even if he's not flaring. I do complete water changes every other day.

I'm still not sure what type he is. He looks like a plakat.. =)

Is live brine shrimp good for bettas?
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:52 PM   #20 
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He's very pretty!
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