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Old 06-30-2011, 12:50 PM   #1 
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ok so, prepareing. URGENT!!!

I am getting set up to take care of a soon-to-be bought betta male.
He was thrown into a community tank, and his ENTIRE tail fin was ripped off, he cant leave the bottum of the tank.

I know, 1inch of water in a QT container, floated in a heated tank. Epsom salt? and high protien foods. Also...Tannin? (what IAL give you)

But i need to know other medications/treatments that i will need when i go and get him.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #2 
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Aquarium salt is for fin damage. :)
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:37 PM   #3 
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Ok so he had fin rot. But he also has what looks like a derformity.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #4 
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Can you get a pic of him?

He either had fin rot or another fish tore off his fin. Are the edges black?

Use 1tsp/gal Aquarium Salt to prevent infection or kill fin rot causing bacteria but don't use it for more than 10 days. Use either Stress Coat or Kordon's Fish Protector to aid tissue regrowth and perform daily 100% water changes. Tannins/IAL would be a good idea too. Feed him things that are high in protein like frozen foods.

Good luck :)
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:31 PM   #5 
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They are black, he dose have fin rot and i have him in a QT with AQ salt and Black water. 100% water changes will happen. :)
He cant swim properly because he has a problem with his back.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:12 PM   #6 
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Sorry about the delay, I'm travelling...

With the back issues make sure you feed him a varied diet and spread out the meals throughout the day. Sometimes problems like that can lead to digestion issues so it is best to play it safe. Good luck with him and I hope his fins grow back swiftly :)
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:27 PM   #7 
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So, Update.

Azule is doing pretty well. I freaked out the first time i saw one of his poos...it was a ball rather then a string. He is getting %100 treated water changes, and his fins seem to be looking better...At least the black edges are dissapearing. When i give him the opportunity, he LOVES to flare at my HM male, Graphite. He even built me a quarter sized bubble nest.
After his 10 day salt treatment is over, he will be moved into my square 2.5 gallon tank (but i will only fill it with 6inches of water). Im going to use Sand rather then gravel, so he isnt running his tummy against corners and such.

Im sorry im slow on the pictures! he is camera shy...
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There are a few other bettas with back problems on the forum so you're not alone. As long as he can breathe and eat easily, I think he should do fine.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:18 PM   #9 
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he dose both quite well.
today i changed his water and their isnt a trace of fin rot left, still has a week of salt treatment left.
So when his fins start growing, do they start at the end of the fin? And are they clear to start out with?
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Yes, clear stuff at the end of his tail means new growth. Yay!
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