Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Chat
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-05-2011, 04:29 AM   #1 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
up date on my fin melt

So i have been treating with epson salt and primafix on the advice of my betta specialist in my lfs who is quite lovely :)
she keeps many many many bettas :)

ok heres original melt pics:
Barney
Name:  IMG_0316.jpg
Views: 1134
Size:  46.9 KB
Wonwon
Name:  IMG_0322.jpg
Views: 1838
Size:  53.2 KB
Willy
Name:  IMG_0325.jpg
Views: 1073
Size:  38.0 KB


heres some recent ones ( teddy didnt suffer MUCH from this issue)

(next post)
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 04:33 AM   #2 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
Won won
Name:  IMG_0347.jpg
Views: 945
Size:  43.9 KB
Willy
Name:  IMG_0378.jpg
Views: 966
Size:  41.4 KB
Teddy
Name:  IMG_0404.jpg
Views: 950
Size:  32.7 KB
Barney
Name:  IMG_0414.jpg
Views: 955
Size:  28.8 KB
Barney has since yesterday opened his fins much more
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 04:35 AM   #3 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
NB: Barney and Won swapped bays hence Wons damage :O and Barney has developed a black line in his tail lol
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 10:16 AM   #4 
TwilightNite
Member
 
TwilightNite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: U.S.A Georgia
Glad to hear that the fin melt is going away, keep it up!
TwilightNite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #5 
Punki
Member
 
Punki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
What caused this? My male VT had a few fins messed up in his filter but its been months and hes in clean water but the new growth does this in spots. Not as severe, but still curious. They look much better btw :)
Punki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 07:09 AM   #6 
Tikibirds
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Warrensburg, NY
Oh wow...

nice improvement.
Tikibirds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 05:27 PM   #7 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
Fin melt is actually a sever case of fin rot, Fin Rot is most often caused when the Betta are distressed due to poor water quality, overfeeding, expired food, overcrowding and rough handling. If the water is not changed regularly, the leftover food particles and feces will decompose and contaminate the water. If there are too many Betta in the tank or if too much food is placed in the tank, even regular water changes may not prevent the disease. The resultant stress on the Betta, lower their immunity thus making them very susceptible to attack from the bacteria present in their water. Only in very rare instances will Betta develop Fin Rot in spite of an impeccably maintained tank.
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 05:29 PM   #8 
Abby
Member
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lismore, NSW
Since these photos were taken, Barney has pretty much opened all his bar the tips and Won won is showing remarkable regrowth.

I seem pretty prone to fish issues but i have some sort of magic touch with fin regrowth.

Charz is actually branching out again after louie tore his rays to bits!
Abby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 05:30 PM   #9 
Punki
Member
 
Punki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Ah, i think ive found my culprit, my veiltails fins got roughed up by the filter and when growing back in they are curling which almost gives the appearance of lots of droplike tips. My water is too hard. But thanks for the explanation, i saw a few in petsmart with fins that looked glued like that was wasnt sure what was going on.
Glad to hear they are getting back to good :D
Punki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fin melt? Abby Betta Fish Care 21 03-02-2013 04:47 PM
Up to the Date :) Bettabubble3 Betta Pictures 9 11-23-2009 11:02 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.