Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2011, 02:46 PM   #1 
christina
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Confused on Fin Rot

I thought I was doing pretty well on tank care but my betta got a fast case of Fin Rot. I put him in a hospital tank and he cleared right up (Shockingly fast)

During this time I thoroughly cleaned his tank (It does have life plants, filter, heater)

I put him back in his own tank when he was healed.. and the next day it's deteoriating again. I assume this means there is something wrong with my tank. What is the most likely cultprit?

I'm preparing his hospital tank again... but I would rather fix the main tank's problem.
christina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 03:06 PM   #2 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
It could be that the clean water helped him when you initially put him in QT, and if you didn't do daily 100% water changes while in the hospital tank, it may of continued.

(Make sure it is rot - black edging of the fins, crusty/flaky/shredding. If it looks like a C or a sideways U, it may be him tail biting which is common. Also make sure there are no sharp or pointy plants in his tank, even tiny points.)

If it looks like the pictures below you will want to start an AQ salt treatment. Unfortunately, he will need to go back into his hospital tank, as AQ salt can harm/kill any live plants in the tank.

1 teaspoon per gallon (dissolve before adding fish with it), with full dose of water conditioner. 100% daily water changes for 10-14 days.

If there is no black edging then he is tailbiting and they do that for any number of reasons. Boredom, stress, fins feel heavy. If the filters isn't set on low, or baffled, it could cause him to have to swim harder, which will sometimes make them bite off their fins as to not drag so much.

You said live plants, but if you have any plastic look at them to make sure there aren't any with points on them, or sharp in any way for the fish to snag them on. Even the bushier ones with tiny points are notorious for ripping their fins.

Other then that.. if you can get a picture up so we can varify whether it's rot or something else, it would be helpful. =)
Attached Images
   
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #3 
christina
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
I have been doing 100% daily water changes since he was in the hospital. In the Larger tank i've been doing daily 50%... So I don't think it's the cleanliness of the water going in. Also, Positive it's not tail-biting or getting torn I can see it literally deteriorating and thinning.

So I know it's something in my tank (I am setting up his hospital again, and yes, I put aquarium salt in there) ... but I don't know what would be wrong with my tank.
christina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 03:50 PM   #4 
purplemuffin
Member
 
purplemuffin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Texas
How about you post a picture of the big tank? Do you have anything in there that you maybe didn't get from a petstore as decoration? Weird rocks or gravel? Etc?
purplemuffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 05:14 PM   #5 
christina
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Everything I have has come from a petstore. Also, it seems new, he wasn't doing this before (I've had him since Mid summer)

The gravel is Folate (I think that's what it's called, red gravel ish. One plant is java moss, the other is a grassy-plant that I am unsure what it's called.

Is there a way to clean everything to be more sure it's good? Particularly the plants and gravel. Also, pehaps my filter got something bad in it - Is it possible to clean the filter without destorying the cycle?

I do not have a camera, so the best I have is my laptop webcam - I was unable to get a picture that I thought would do any good.
christina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #6 
tantora
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
I suggest you to fill Indian Almond Leaves (IAL) when you change water, It will make water good condition for your fish .(Many Betta gurus in Thailand use it when change water)


Last edited by Romad; 10-18-2011 at 04:28 AM. Reason: link removed
tantora 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
Okay confused. Arashi Takamine Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 25 03-04-2011 10:19 PM
I am confused JKfish Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 10 01-18-2011 07:09 PM
Confused~ newfishmom Betta Fish Care 10 05-24-2010 09:06 PM
so confused k stiles Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 3 11-05-2009 12:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 PM.


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