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Old 01-29-2011, 11:38 AM   #1 
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Question about newly acquired betta

He is a crowntail to the best of my knowledge, And the ends of his fins look knotted, but not blackish like fin rot.Will add pics(sorry about quality can't find my camera so used my phone)

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Old 01-29-2011, 11:39 AM   #2 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/58756026@N02/5397907719/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58756026@N02/5397907759/
Since they didnt attach like I wanted
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #3 
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I guess, from what I see (maybe just bad pictures?) that he's NOT a CT...
Ct's have prominent rays, but he looks like his fins are simply very tattered...
Can you get a picture of him flaring for us? That would make it easier to determine whats wrong.
If you suspect fin rot, do frequent 50-100% water changes daily and add 1tsp/gal of aquarium salt. How big is your tank, btw?
Keep the temp. up around 78-79 for him while he heals.
Nice clean water and some salt go a long way. <3
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #4 
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beautiful boy! :3 i adore that coloration in bettas.

CT's fins are known to curl up if the water's not juuuust right. i have that issue with my CT, Zidane. dunno how well you can see it here, but here's Zidane's fins:


it doesn't hurt them at all. do you add anything like a conditioner?
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:52 PM   #5 
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I guess, from what I see (maybe just bad pictures?) that he's NOT a CT...
Ct's have prominent rays, but he looks like his fins are simply very tattered...
Can you get a picture of him flaring for us? That would make it easier to determine whats wrong.
If you suspect fin rot, do frequent 50-100% water changes daily and add 1tsp/gal of aquarium salt. How big is your tank, btw?
Keep the temp. up around 78-79 for him while he heals.
Nice clean water and some salt go a long way. <3
Here I thought I was getting a great deal on a crowntail. This is my second betta acquired this week. I don't think he has fin rot, it just looks like his fins are knotted at the end. His tank is a 2 gallon and my other betta is in a 2.5 gallon. I am trying to, but my heaters aren't working like they say. But right now his tank is around 78 I believe. I will try to get a picture of him flaring.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:07 PM   #6 
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and i did add conditioner and stress zyme
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58756026@N02/5398877906/
Hard to take a picture while holding a mirror while he was flaring, this was right after
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:30 PM   #7 
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Yeah, I really really dont think he's a CT. BUT!!
Hes a handsome boy.
If your heater's not doing as good a job as you want it (though 78 isnt half bad), wrap some celophane around it and then a scarf or something to keep the heat in and cold out. It might help raise the temp, or at least keep it steady.
You need to always* add conditioner, and Im not sure what that other thing is..
Just keep his water reallly really clean and add some salt, and he'll be fine. Sometimes they get tattered fins from being in their cups at stores.
You probably wont even need medicine, just some frequent water changes and stuff :D
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:47 PM   #8 
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I put some aquarium salt in cuz i had it on hand for treating my other betta for fin rot. I just hope he gets better cuz he is such a beautiful fish and i got him for 3.49!! At the store he was kept in a glass bowl that was maybe a quarter gallon. Hopefully he gets better cuz he is so pretty and i am already attached. does anyone have any tips on dissolving aquarium salt cuz it seems pretty hard for me to do so
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To dissolve it, take a little bit of warm water in a seperate cup and then just let it melt for a bit, and add it to the tank.
Use 1 tsp/gal.
Good luck, he's gonna be fine <3
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yeah. i just used a small amount of hot water.. not enough to shock the fish when added to the tank
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