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Old 09-17-2011, 10:37 PM   #1 
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newly bought fish

Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? biogold pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? new fish, planning to do once a day since he's a baby


Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? planning to do 50% and 100% per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? see above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? normally i don't add AQ salt but i just got him so i added 1tsp AQ salt


Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
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Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? ripped fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?he looks really small

I just got this fish from petco, he's a really small double tail half moon but he fin is a bit ripped....so im not sure if i should do anything about it......im scared that this fish is gonna end up like the last one (got the old one from petco with some kind of fungus and died yesterday :( .....im just really worried, should i do anything about the rip?
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #2 
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Just keep up on the water changes and make sure he's always in extremely clean water, and then watch and make sure it doesnt get worse. The AQ will also help with the healing of the fins. Besides that he should be fine, just keep and eye on him.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:39 PM   #3 
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I have a tail biting fool so his fins are always ripped and a mess. Keep an eye out, and make sure to keep really clean water to prevent infections. I add AQ salt like every other 100% water change. I don't know how good that is for him, but he is going just fine :D I wouldn't worry about it and focase on how small he is. Can we have a pic? He could be young and/or skinny. I would feed him smaller meals two times a day. If he has any problems eating soak his pellat in garlic juice and smash it up for easy eating. I had to do this for my baby and skinny boy, Poni.

Hope he turns out and pics are always helpfull!
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:35 AM   #4 
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:37 PM   #5 
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He looks perfect! Don't you worry. You have a nice double tail, did you really get him from a petco? Nice!!
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #6 
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He looks perfect! Don't you worry. You have a nice double tail, did you really get him from a petco? Nice!!
thanks! i bought him from petco yesterday night....at first i didn't really have a choice since honestly...he was maybe the last 5 fishies that were still alive.....but then when he saw me he just swam around to get my attention then i was like he's the one.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #7 
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:D that's good~ I felt that way about my girl >.<
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:21 AM   #8 
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I wouldn't use the salt.. sometimes salt can actually hamper fin growth, as well as using it when the fish isn't sick (actual rot, ich, etc) then all you are doing is causing him to become immune to it, and in the long run could harm him in other ways.
As mentioned before, clean water is the best preventative. You have the right schedule for it. Stress coat will help fin regrowth. He's a handsome little guy, but there is nothing wrong with his fins at all.
Would slowly take him out of the salt, doing partial changes every hour or so (IE 25% for 4 hours, or even 2 50%).. salt isn't a preventative at all, so no need to have him in it.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:24 AM   #9 
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Oh forgot to mention.. babies require more feedings then adults. The idea would be feeding him very small amounts throughout the day. 3-4 feedings at least. If he is able to eat pellets then I would 4-6 pellets a day spread out.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:25 AM   #10 
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I dont see anything wrong with him :)
If its just a little rip it should heal on its own
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