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Old 04-23-2011, 04:11 PM   #1 
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Question Is This Fin Rot???

Hi there! Im kinda newish to Betta keeping and I was wondering if this was fin rot??

His tail and dorsel fin is starting to look transparent at the ends. I also noticed that he only has really small pelvic fins (compared to other bettas) but it was like that when he arrived to us, so i dont know if thats normal for him or not?

Just a quick back story. We got our Betta named "Seven" in December from a friend of ours, we were looking after him while they were away and let us keep him. Before that he lived at the University where our friend studied Animal Behaviour and he was a test subject hence the name Seven.

Because of this I dont know his age or if he has any illnesses before, I also dont know if he was sick when we got him?

He's in a heated 1.5 gallon tank (originally unheated untill he was given to us and i bought him a heater) and I do 100% water change every week.
He has not lost his appetite and is very active.

Im also planning on upgrading him to a 5 Gallon soon.

Any help will be most greatfull! Many thanks!!



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Old 04-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #2 
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Welcome to the forum.......usually when you see clear edges to the fins...this is new growth that will color up in time.....by the pic it does not look like fin rot to me....good that he is still eating and active, however, I would add a 50% between your 100% weekly water change in the 1.5g unfiltered tank to maintain water quality and help to prevent problems.......

Lovely Betta by the way.....
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:35 PM   #3 
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I'm not sure if that's fin rot, but more frequent water changes will be good for him, that will not only help prevent, but can help him recover if that is what he has. Lots of clean decholrinated water is one of the best things for him. At a minimum do at least 2 water changes a week.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #4 
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Hi everyone! Thank-you so much for your help! I will defiantly add 50% water change mid week!!
Many thanks! *^_^*
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