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Old 11-16-2011, 01:51 AM   #1 
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Dragons Fins

My boy Dragons fins have suddenly ripped. Im thinking fin rot maybe??

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What can I do for my baby boy?

Housing
What size is your tank? 4L
What temperature is your tank? 25'c
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? non

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets, FBW
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets/ FBW twice a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? every 2 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% - 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 7.4
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? fins are torn
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 24hrs ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6months?!
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:22 AM   #2 
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Oh dear. That doesn't look like rot. It looks like you might have a tail biter.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:26 AM   #3 
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Oh what?! sigh.. His tail used to be GORGEOUS!!!

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^ see?!

I have recently been letting him have 'flare' time. As I heard it is good. But now I am thinking that is my problem.. Damn it.

Is there anything I can do for him? Is there anyway I can stop him?
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:43 AM   #4 
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Definitely fin biting, sorry to inform you. Keep his water extra clean to prevent rot.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:52 PM   #5 
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How much flare time? A little bit is good, but lot could potentially lead to stress and biting. On the other hand, I have two boys in a divided tank and they flare all day. It is so hard to figure out why they bite. Was he just moved to a new tank? Any other changes you can think of? Sometimes it is just a phase, other times it is a chronic condition. Many will bite when their fins are just too darn heavy. That happened with the red male you can see in my siggy. He used to bite his tail, but once that grew back he stopped and then about 2 months ago he bit his anal fin! Now that has grown back and he hasn't bit since. However, the ends are now clear and look a lot lighter. Hopefully that will happen with your boy and he will be happy.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:14 PM   #6 
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he's been getting chompy! you could re-arrange his decor at every water change.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #7 
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I only let him flare for about 10minutes a week.
I rearrange his decor every water change.. :( ok.. I will have to keep an eye on him. Naughty little boy!!

Thanx everyone :)
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