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Old 05-07-2011, 08:37 AM   #1 
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What are the symptoms of Fin Rot?

What are the symptoms of fin rot? What does it look like?

One of the bettas in my classroom has something that I have noticed before on his fin. I just want to make sure it not finrot.

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #2 
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Usually the most recognizable thing about fin rot is that the edges of the fins turn black and look ragged.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:10 AM   #3 
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Several including (may depend on time length of infection before noticed):

-Small holes (pinholes) anywhere on the fins.
-Fins that seem to be growing thinner or more transparent.
-Fins that seem to be "fraying" around the edges.
-Fins that seem to be breaking off in large chunks.
-Slimey looking areas, usually on the tips of fins, that seem to "eat away" at the fins over time.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:35 PM   #4 
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I don't mean to hijack this thread but what would be a good medication to treat this? I had posted a thread a couple weeks back and no one answered after I filled out the sticky. There is NO DOUBT now my fish has fin rot and the clean water and salt treatment aren't curing it the clear areas on his fins are now gone behind the black areas which leaves him with just a little under half his tail left. :(
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:12 PM   #5 
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Aww, i'm sorry. I hope he gets better soon!!
I am not sure about the finrot treatment, but I think betta revive is a good one that treats different kinds of problems.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #6 
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Twilight Storm, have you tried adding stress coat in addition to daily 100% water changes?
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #7 
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nope haven't used stress coat before was about to run out to the store to pick up some tetracycline I guess it says it treats fin rot on the package. I will pick up some stress coat while I am there. TY.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #8 
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Tetracycline does treat it if it is bacterial related, which it might be if your treatments up until now have not been working. But be careful with medicating for fin rot since many meds are tough on bettas. Tetracycline is one of the better ones though.
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I've had a bit of luck with Stress Coat helping to re-build Harley's fins. I think the daily water changes did the most help though.
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