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Old 01-28-2011, 09:52 PM   #1 
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Trimming fins?

Have any of you ever trimmed your betta's fins with scissors to treat fin rot?
Someone on here suggested that as a treatment but that doesn't seem right to me :/
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #2 
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That sounds terrible... I'm guessing they have nerves in their fins. Also, that wouldn't get rid of the bacteria that's causing the fin rot to begin with!
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:56 PM   #3 
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I know! It would hurt :(

And wouldn't that make an even bigger opening for bacteria to get in? I wonder where this person read that, it's weird.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #4 
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Would it really hurt? The tail is only a few cells thick.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #5 
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Well, since they tail bite, maybe it wouldn't. But we have no idea if that self destructive behavior hurts or not. So I wouldn't try it ever.
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It just irks me because he was giving it as advice to a new member! I don't know where the heck he came up with trimming the rot off.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:27 PM   #7 
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I do know that hydrogen peroxide works on the bacteria...I'll have to post how to do it properly but.....DONT PUT IT IN YOUR TANK!!
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I have heard of breeders that sometimes trim the fins of halfmoons if their large fins make it hard for the fish to swim...
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:29 PM   #9 
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I have heard of breeders that sometimes trim the fins of halfmoons if their large fins make it hard for the fish to swim...
I am just not sure about it, seems cruel to me.
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