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Old 04-15-2011, 09:32 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Is this Fin Rot?

Hello,

I recently posted a picture of my (owned for) 2 month Betta on DeviantArt and someone commented that he had really bad fin rot?

Being a first time Betta buyer I have heard of it but have no idea what it looks like nor where it mainly occurs, Google images were no help

So I ask, does my Betta have Fin Rot and if so specifically where on him?

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:28 PM   #2 
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No answers? Or Should I be posting this in a different section?
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:48 PM   #3 
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Byte,

It doesn't look like fin rot to me. I think that's just a normal crowntail Betta. Have you seen any signs of ragged fins, discoloration, etc? Anything that seems to have gone 'downhill' since you got him?

If not, I wouldn't worry.

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:52 PM   #4 
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Thank you and no I have not. I have been trying to explain kindly to the lady that it's just shadow from the photograph but she's proven to be stubborn

Thank you for your opinion and help
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:57 AM   #5 
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Hmmm. I'm far from an expert but it looks like the lower fin may have just a bit of fin rot. It should advance somewhat rapidly but it can be slow too. Harley started out with slight fraying as shown in parts of the bottom fin on your fish. Harley had it just a bit before it got much worse, almost overnight. I definitely wouldn't say its really bad fin rot. I'm far from an expert on crowntails though, maybe its normal for them.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:05 AM   #6 
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I'm almost 100% sure that is NOT finrot =), Ravi had it bad when we first brought him home. Here's a before & after shot of him



after treatment =)
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:41 AM   #7 
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wow, those are the same fish? great job on fixing him up :)
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:43 AM   #8 
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What about AQ salt? It wouldn't hurt right?
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:49 AM   #9 
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I just dose my boy with a little AQ salt to help prevent fin rot, it probably won't hurt to help treat it, but someone who has dealt with fin rot can answer better, OFL was so helpful
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:24 AM   #10 
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Nah I don't think your betta has fin rot. It is just the fin type I think. He is really pretty btw!!
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