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Old 01-20-2012, 12:08 PM   #1 
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Exclamation My betta has holes in his tail that turned into a rip

my fish beauty had a hole in his tail and it has since opened and turned into a wrip. so no it looks like my betta has 3 tails and the ends of his tail is like wripped but like around like -()-()- i think thats fin rot and i read that has to do with ammonia? he has brown algae in his tank which i try and clean but it comes back fast withing a few days. what do you suggest? Epsom salt? Water changes daily? hiis temp is 72- 74 he has a 5 gallon tank with one plant and one decoration which both keep getting filled with algae thankyou!
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #2 
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I can't help you much as I'm not an expert, but bettas should be in the temperature range 78-79. You should get a heater if you don't have one. If it is fin rot his fins and tail will be black or red on the edges and I think it usually goes from the outside of the tail towards the body. It might be tail biting if not fin rot. The experts can help you more, but if you post some pics and fill out this form, people can help you more. Good Luck.

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #3 
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im not writing all of that. but thanks
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:42 PM   #4 
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Then I guess you don't really want to help your fish. :\
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:45 AM   #5 
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I filled that out, and I would love to help my fish. No replies though! :(

<3 a very sad *seems to be dying fishes* momma.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:49 AM   #6 
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Ok yes i do just cause i dont want to fill it out? ok cool
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #7 
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Well, we really can't help unless we know that vital info, but to me it sounds like fin rot, but we don't know unless you can atleast fill some of that out
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:23 AM   #8 
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Ok yes i do just cause i dont want to fill it out? ok cool
If you want people to help by spending their own time diagnosing your betta fish and offering possible solutions for him/her, you should be willing to contribute by at least filling out a form that can enable them to pinpoint the problem faster. The knowledgeable people here on this forum aren't here to serve you or I... it's very generous of them to extend a helping hand. (Not to mention, it seems they're always answering the same questions with patience.) The least you can do is make things easier for them by filling out the form.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #9 
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If you want people to help by spending their own time diagnosing your betta fish and offering possible solutions for him/her, you should be willing to contribute by at least filling out a form that can enable them to pinpoint the problem faster. The knowledgeable people here on this forum aren't here to serve you or I... it's very generous of them to extend a helping hand. (Not to mention, it seems they're always answering the same questions with patience.) The least you can do is make things easier for them by filling out the form.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #10 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 72-72
Does your tank have a filter?yea
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated?no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?pellets and bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish?once a day 3 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?weekly
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?stress coat

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
cant afford kits
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?none
When did you start noticing the symptoms?2 weeks
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? did an epsom salt bath
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)6 months

there i felt bad enough
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