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Old 04-26-2012, 03:17 PM   #1 
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Question Is this fin rot?

So i had my betta for a little over a month, and just noticed that his fin/tail is shredding. And im not sure if it is fin rot or not? And if it is how can i get rid of it? Here are a couple pictures, sorry there so big..
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #2 
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Im not sure it may be . Has it been like that or has it been just more and more over night. If its overnight he may be biteing his fins im not sure im a noob to bettas but i did my reaserch until 3 in the morning so im not sure . Pla send feedback
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #3 
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i just noticed it yesterday, and no i don't think he's biting himself, because it looks bout the same this morning. And i have taken out his plants, just in case it was because of them. I have also researched a ton, but everything i have seen is when they have it really bad, and so i don't know if it's early stages, he does have a in hole is his tail, that's why im kinda worried. I just don't want him dyeing on me :/
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:59 PM   #4 
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yes, if it happened in a short period of time, like overnight or in a few hours - he very well may be tail bitting. They bite for several reasons - Anger, Bored, or just because they can. Did anything in his home change? if not, try rearranging his tank, he may just be bored. SOmetimes longer finned ones like VT and HM bite because their tails are too big/heavy...not sure about CT's though. If he is doing it just because he can - nothing you can do about it. Its kinda like humans nail bitting. The best thing is to keep his water super clean, and warm. Stress coat can help with fin regrowth but only if he stops bitting.

The hole in his tail my be a bit mark. Normally they start out as a small U shape.

Also - how often and how much do you change the water. Ammonia can also burn their fins off if the level is high enough.

Fin rot will have a black outline around the infected area, usually.

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Well keep us posted i hope he will be ok . And he kinda looks like my bubba boy exept bubba has no red fins
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #8 
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I do 100% clean once a week. And nothing in his tank has really changed, but i could do that also, I'm putting some aquarium salt in his tank and stress coat so hopefully it'll help. And ok thank's i'll keep that in mind, im glad that it's probably not fin rot :) Now i'm going to have to get him a ball or something other than the little jewels i have for him to play with lol


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Also - how often and how much do you change the water. Ammonia can also burn their fins off if the level is high enough.

Fin rot will have a black outline around the infected area, usually.
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