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Old 04-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #1 
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Location: Kentucky
Red dot on tailtips?

I'd take a picture, but my camera won't pick up the small red dots.

There are 3-4 red dot/specks on my Sunkists tail, I've looked it up, and have found nothing, is it finrot? I haven't been able to find a good picture of what it may look like.

Or, would it be since he ripped his tail the other day, it could be infections? The dots/specks are along the edge where its been ripped, it started out as one dot, now there's about 4 of them.

He's still active, can't wait for his food, poops regularly, and likes to flare at me, and is bright and vivid in colors.

Here's the info thingy

What size is your tank? 1.5 Tetra
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Not anymore, it ripped his tail, so I removed it.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No.
Is your tank heated? No, temperature stays the same.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None.

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food (pellats) and Tetra freeze-dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning, 2 at night. Bloodworms on Sunday evenings.


How often do you perform a water change? Every day.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? %50 every day, %100 every other day.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? red dots along the edge of the ripped tail.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Saturday morning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unsure, guessing close to a year? I've had him for about a month.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:56 AM   #2 
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I've seen this on some of my guys that chew their fins... I think it's just something that happens on the injured site, sort of like a scab or bleeding... If it gets much worse than something is wrong, but I've seen them come and go all the time.. Hope he's ok :)
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:31 PM   #3 
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My betta has the same red dots and I also cant find anything about it online. Does your betta also have Fin rot?
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