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Old 01-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #1 
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Exclamation My betta's fins are slowly shredding?

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I just got a new betta 3 weeks ago. He now lives in a 1 gal tank with a real aquatic plant . His bottom and top fins is slowly shredding sine I bought him. ( And I do full water changes weekly).
Its not an emergency but I just want to know what is happening to my fish.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:34 PM   #2 
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Are the edges discolored at all? If not, he might be chewing bits off or he could be dragging along the bottom. Is the substrate smooth or rough?
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #3 
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Do you have a filter in the tank?
Anything else in there besides the plant?
It would be very helpful if you posted a picture.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:49 AM   #4 
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Yes the edges of his fins are find of fading and the tank doesn't have any gravel.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #5 
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It's possible that it might be the beginnings of a rot or infection setting in. Try keeping the water extra clean with more water changes during the week. If you don't see any improvement, then start on 1 tsp/gal dissolved aquarium salt with 100% daily changes.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #6 
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thank you very much for your advice but his middle fins arent shredding at all.
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