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Old 09-24-2011, 10:37 AM   #1 
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Angry At it again... :|

So Sebastian made the trip to school fine and was totally fine the first week here. During the weekend before last he went on a tail bitting spree and ate the rest of his dorsal fin that was remaining from his last nomming experience and the upper part of his tail. I could only start a salt treatment on the 18th because my friend had to use my tank for her more serious case of fin rot. Sebastian now has only 4 more days of treatment, and his dorsal is healling fine. However, his tail now has more rips and chunks missing than before. Could it be possible that he has fin rot even though I kept his water clean in his 2 gallon before I could start treatment? (Clean as in 2x 50% and 1x 100% water changes)
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:03 PM   #2 
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K so since I didn't get any replies I will try another question at the same time as bumping. The salt treatment is almost over, and I was wondering if there was any other things I could do to help speed the healing of his fins aside from water changes as they seem to not be working. He just keeps tearing up what has healed from his tail and now he has munched some more off.

I'm becoming desperate here!
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:06 PM   #3 
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you can add green defaf tea bag to the water for the tannins it puts out i think (having a brain spaz at the mment)
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you can add green defaf tea bag to the water for the tannins it puts out i think (having a brain spaz at the mment)

I tried that the last time he ate his fins and he majorly freaked out, like crazy pale with stripes freaked out. Is there a way to help getting a fish used to the tea so he doesn't freak?
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:12 PM   #5 
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yeh like anything else introduce it over time. Next waterchange prep the water the day before and soak a bag in it and then when you do the waterchange have the bag in the tank before releasing him and he will get use to it or hide in behind some plants so hes like "swimming swimming...OH HAI!"
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:15 PM   #6 
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How long should I steep the tea for?
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:20 PM   #7 
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usually the tea bag stays in ive not tried it id be worried my boys would nip at it....you can also use indian almond leaves
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:20 PM   #8 
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If your Betta does not react good with green tea, don't add it in again, every Betta is different and some react differently with green tea. If you want to speed up healing, you can try Stress Coat, that works too and speeds up the regeneration of his fins.

Other than that, I have no other advice.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:28 PM   #9 
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Skip the tea, use stress coat, and feed a high protein diet.

Meal worm guts and krill are great sources of protein as a treat or meal replacement, but you'll still want to feed pellets too.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:40 PM   #10 
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i was being as helpful as i could. I dont use stress coat at all
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