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Old 07-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #1 
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Thumbs up fin damage healing process

when treating bettas with fin damage with melafix, aquarium salt, a proper diet and temp how long do they usually take to recover? in a previous topic i posted that my female veil tail tore my male plakat (three times her size) apart, hes lons all of his fins except a bit of tail and the fins by his gills that propel him.. this happened about a week ago and since ive been treating him i have seen no fin rot or fungus or any sign of infection.. but what id like to know is how long before his fins return to normal? any help would be appreciated..
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #2 
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when treating bettas with fin damage with melafix, aquarium salt, a proper diet and temp how long do they usually take to recover? in a previous topic i posted that my female veil tail tore my male plakat (three times her size) apart, hes lons all of his fins except a bit of tail and the fins by his gills that propel him.. this happened about a week ago and since ive been treating him i have seen no fin rot or fungus or any sign of infection.. but what id like to know is how long before his fins return to normal? any help would be appreciated..
It could heal really fast, or it could take time. Can I ask what you're feeding him?
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:43 AM   #3 
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freeze dried bloodworms and a few pellets that he loves so much.. hes been eating normal the whole time as well, hes a tough guy! so your saying maybe a month or so to fully heal and he should be looking normal again?
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:50 AM   #4 
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Depending on the fish. I'm glad you said bloodworms, the protein should help speed things along. And regular water changes and stuff. As long as all goes well a month is a reasonable guess. But like people, some heal faster, some heal slower.
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thank you for your help, i do daily %50 water changes, he was so beautiful before she went crazy on him lol..
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #6 
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lol, I haven't released my female with either of my males yet, but the horror stories about what they do sometimes is ridiculous. >.<

Anyway, I hope he gets to looking better. :)
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thank you for your help!
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:55 AM   #8 
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If you want to really speed things up I'd suggest getting some frozen bloodworms, which are better for them than the freeze-dried. I also don't know what your setup is like, but I'd try to keep him away from other males or females he might flar at, as I'm sure that could make healing take longer/even let him tear his fins a bit more.
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hes in a ten gallon setup now, hes much more active... quick question though, can you condition bettas with freeze dried bloodworms?
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Yes you can. It's again really good for them because of the protein. :) I've heard frozen Daphnia works really well too, though my adults all snubbed it.
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