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Old 07-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #1 
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Hey guys!
I was just wondering, if a betta has a tailfin with black edging, it that a sign of finrot?
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:32 PM   #2 
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Yes, black edging on the fins is finrot. However, it could be natural coloring if you are punctual with your water changes. How often do you do waterchanges and what size is your tank?
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #3 
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A picture would help. It is not uncommon for fish carrying melano and variegated fins to have black edging on their fin edges.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:54 PM   #4 
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:52 PM   #5 
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One of my scarlet red girls has black edging all on her fins. If the black edging on your fish is accompanied by ragged fins or large parts of the fins are coming off in chunks, it's fin rot. If no to any of the symptoms, chances are it's normal coloring.
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