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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there! New to this site but also need desperate help from betta experts~

Hi everyone,

I'm from Australia and Have had my first betta fish for about 6 months now. Recently, I've noticed that my Betta is not as active as before, and there is something wrong with his pectoral fins. Google research tells me if could be fin rot, i've asked various aquariums and they've all recommended different treatments so just wondering what everyone here thinks I should treat my fish.

(He is usually swimming in a filtered 20L tank (approx 5.28 gallons) along with 4 neon tetras)

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 10:15 PM
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welcome to the forum! you might want to post your problem in the disease and emergencies section. :)

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ooh thankyou! Didnt ssee that section~
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 10:34 PM
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It's ok, we can do it here since it's not an emergency situation. Me don't see anything wrong with his pectoral genes except that he has some EE in his genes, which is weird. He has very heavy fins for a veil tail, which probably means someone bred a veil tail to a half-moon or rose tail with EE genes, so you now have a very heavy finned veil tail. Weird breeder. Anyways what you're seeing in his pectorals is pigmentation from his EE genes. EEs means elephant ears, they have huge colored (but very fragile) pectorals. He probably just banged his fin on something or it got nipped by a tetra. Give him 3/5 days in 80degree water with a pinch of AQ salt and he will be fine

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 08:58 PM
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Your tank sounds a bit tight for the neons. They're very active fish and really do best in 10 gallons+. They also prefer groups of 5-6+.

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