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Old 09-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #1 
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Messed Up Fins


So my betta had some fungus on his fins, which I treated with Jungle Fungus Clear, and I'm happy to say the fungus is almost gone, and his fins are uncurling/unsticking from each other, (they were sticking together) But now, his fins are REALLY messed up. It looks awful, and I don't know how to fix it. They're full of holes and look frayed. I don't know what to do, besides warm water and AQ salt.

How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons, but he's been in a 1 gallon hospital tank for 5 days.
Does it have a filter? 10 gal yes
Does it have a heater? yes
What temperature is your tank? hospital tank, changing temps, in I gal, anywhere from 75-82 degrees
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? 2 ottos 1 cory

What food brand do you use? HBH
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried or frozen? frozen blood worms 1-2 a week
Live? no
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 2 times a day, 2 pellets each

Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform water changes? in bowl every four days, (I know too few but meds say no changing water for four days) 10 gal once a week
What percentage of water did you change? bowl 100% 10 gal 25%
What additives do you use? 10 gal water conditioner, and 1 gal water conditioner AQ salt and Jungle Fungus Clear
What brand name of water conditioner? Aqueon

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you.

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite: N/A
Nitrate: N/A
pH: N/A
Hardness (GH): N/A
Alkalinity (KH): N/A

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? 4 days ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? ripped, frayed, holey fins
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? none
Is your Betta still eating? yes
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? AQ salt, Jungle Fungus Clear for fungus
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Ich that led to fungus
How long have you owned your Betta? 2 months
Was he or she a rescue? no
Was he or she ill when bought or given? no


Thank you!
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:03 AM   #2 
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Sometimes fins can get holes and splits in them just from flaring really hard. Even if he does have fin rot the clean water and salt should be enough.
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