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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 12:06 PM
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It should be a nice green, it looks to be a little stressed.
You will probably see a bit of a die off, but it should bounce back.
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It should be a nice green, it looks to be a little stressed.
You will probably see a bit of a die off, but it should bounce back.
@Veloran So, I had to take the hornwort out of the tank today. Since putting it in I have seen tears show up on Frankieís fins. I thought I was imagining it but itís gotten bad and the addition of the hornwort was the only change made to aquarium. Is there another plant that you suggest I add that has soften leaves? Is Comboba a better alternative? Is it easy to grow without substrate but continuing the liquid fert.?
Thank you so much for all your help!
Oh, will the tears heel themselves with clean water and healthy environment?
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I can't imagine a live plant would cause tears in his fins, it's possible that with some of the dying leaves the water quality deteriorated and caused an issue with his fins or the change made him nip his own fins.
I had a betta that loved cabomba, I couldn't grow it for the life of me and didn't like the needles, but he loved just resting and playing in it. It is supposedly an easy plant to grow as it is considered a weed and it could benefit from liquid ferts. You can either leave it floating or anchor it to a rock or the substrate (I chose a combination when I had mine).

Some low light recommendations are Anubias, Anacharis, Pennywort and a nice Java Fern. If you like sword plants Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' should work out.

As long as you keep his water clean and give him nutritious food, he should heal up fine.
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@Veloran

Thank you so much! The tears are on his top fin sliced all the way down in two places. I also noticed a couple of holes in his bottom fin that looked like he bit himself. All in all it didn't work out for him. I ordered an Anacharis Elodea hoping it is less obtrusive and softer. When I introduced the hornwort he got all excited and swan all over it and then after a day or two kept avoiding it at all costs. Since it was so large in his tank it probably stressed him out that he didn't want to touch it and therefore had little room compared to before.

He has an anubias and a Java Fern in there already and seem to really like both.

Thanks for all your help.
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I'd keep his water especially clean so that his fins heal.
If the fins are torn all the way to the body, they may not heal back into one piece. Also, if there are holes in his fins, that's either a water quality issue or a fin blowout from flaring, if there are chunks missing from the edges, then that is typically fin biting.

If it was dying, it probably didn't do well for the water quality. He'll recover, they're resilient.
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