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Old 01-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #1 
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Fin damage

Sooo as I was putting in new decor in my 7gal I didn't notice that I accidentally pushed the divider a small crack. I walked away for about 5min to finish setting up my 2gal and came back to see one of my boys missing out of the 7gal. He squeezed his butt through that tiny crack and now both boys got a piece of each others tail hangin' out of their mouth. They seem to be fine but there is a bit of fin damage. They look "shredded". Since it isn't fin rot, is the only way to help them heal from this just to do normal care?
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #2 
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I had the same problem with my girls (bad decoration) and someone on here (Littlebettas) said she just uses clean water and suggested that to me. I keep my water super clean and the girls are all showing regrowth. It's only been about a week since the damage and I was freaking out. But just doing my regular water changes (making sure it's clean) worked for me and they are all looking great.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #3 
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Bad boys! Yup, super clean water usually will keep their fins from getting infected. So I would just watch for any changes along the edges of the torn area. Depending on how it's torn, if the rays also got broken off, sometimes they quickest way for them to fix it is to fuse the two exposed sides back together. At least that's what happened to my 2 boys who got their rays broken off and another is slowly growing out the ray....very slowly
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:10 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the fast responses! I always keep my tanks clean so I guess I'll just hope for a quick recovery. I'm just glad they didn't seriously injure each other I would never have forgiven myself for not paying close enough attention.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #5 
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It happens, Here's a funny story of my most recent betta heart attack. I posted a thread about it. Anyways, I was lucky they liked each other. I cupped all of my girls individual and was redoing their tank. Patty jumped in Shirley's cup. I still am amazed she made it that far. I didn't move the cups so the distance you see is how far she jumped. Her cup is emty on the right. There will be mistakes but you learn from those. :)
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