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Old 11-08-2015, 11:10 AM   #1 
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Is this fin rot or normal?

We went to Petsmart about 3 months ago. The guy there recommended this tank called the Betta Falls and suggested we get 3 fish instead of one. We asked for the 3 fish that had been there the longest. All 3 were pale and didn't look very healthy, so we took them back, determined to help them get better. Two of the fish died and after we had done research, we learned that the Betta fish needed a heater and that the tank they were in (less than a gallon each) was way to small, so we upgraded our red betta fish's tank to a 10 gallon with a heater and a filter. Red has black on his tail. Is this normal? Or does he have fin rot? I'll post another picture below this of him flaring so you can see if his fins look jagged. He also has some white on his anal fin. Is this fin that is growing back?
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Flaring

Here he is flaring in his new tank.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:32 AM   #3 
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In the first photo I see the black at the tip of his tail which looks like fin rot, but in the flaring shot I only see maybe a bit of tail biting.

Can you please fill out this form:

Housing:
How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?

Food:
What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
Freeze-dried?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use?

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:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she a rescue?
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