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Old 12-05-2011, 05:47 PM   #1 
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Question Brown Redish Tail

Okay so today I looked at Faron and his dorsal and anal fin both had a brownish red color on the tips. I am not quite sure if it is just him changing colors or something else. Also as of now there is no missing parts so no rot. I also add API Leaf zone once a week adding the correct amount as labeled.

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? none, use to have 3 ghost shrimp

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? hikari
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day (total of 4-5) and one fasting day.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 2 weeks (Cycled)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner (Kordon NovAqua Plus)

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Brown Redish color on tips of the anal and dorsal fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Nope still happy
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? About a month

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #2 
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I have the tail circled where it is a rusty area, hope this helps a tiny bit.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:13 PM   #3 
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Sorry no one got to this yet... i pulled this out of the sticky at the top of this board.


Tail rot or fin rot
•Symptoms: Betta’s fins and/or tail seem to be getting shorter and shorter or they seem to be falling apart and dissolving, Black or red along the edge of the betta’s fins/tail, Bloody tips, Behavior may not change
Treatment: Conservative: Treat with Aq.Salt at 1 tsp/gal. Increase water changes to 100% daily. Replace accurate amount of salt following water changes. Add Stress Coat to help repair tissue. If there is little to no improvement within the first 5 days, you can increase the salt dosage gradually to 2tsp/gal but do not continue any salt treatments past 10 days. Medication: If Conservative treatment is ineffective use API Tetracycline, API Fungus Cure, API Triple Sulfa, OR API Erythromycin. Also add Stress Coat to help regrowth. Continue until fins/tail stop receding and start showing some new growth.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #4 
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Can I use aquarium salt with live plants?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #5 
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Salt will kill your live plants, so either move him or the plants. There was a convo on the home page where someone recommended just water changes without salt, as using salt has become a hot button issue around here.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:55 PM   #6 
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Ok that's what I thought, if not I can put my plants in a 2.5 gallon or move the plants from the 2.5 gallon into the 5 and put him in the 2.5. How often should I change the water in the 5? I would rather just try a super conservative way then moving everything around.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #7 
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Oh and btw thanks for your help!
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #8 
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If it doesn't spread is it rot or what?
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:11 PM   #9 
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Finrot usally starts out on the fins, it can/does spread to the body and once it gets there, it becomes harder to stop
I've rescued a few bettas with finrot... and while frequent water changes CAN/DO help.... I stick to using AQ salt, I've had sucess with it and none of my "finrot" rescues have passed
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #10 
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How should I treat with aquasalt?
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