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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2016, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 1st betta, already made a mistake...advice?

I got this wonderful betta 2 weeks ago, named him JAZZ
(very energetic when i picked up his tiny cup at the petshop, made me think: JAZZ HANDS lol)

Until today he lived in a little fish bowl my mother purchased for me. I had googled bettas to make sure I was looking after him properly- of course I found out he was a lot more work than I bargained for BUT I was up for the challenge!

He is my first pet, so I wanted to do it right. I got him a five gallon with all the fixings (heater,filter,thermometer, water conditioners, hidy holes etc)
I had read about how some filters had a low setting and everything seemed fine, he was really active. I thought I had blocked off the bottom of the filter with the little heater I got him...but then he somehow got in there and tore a fin. It's currently off until I can get a little something to block that grate. I should have gotten a bit of panty hose like I read to cover that stupid grate.

I thought I was being careful

Is there something I can do for his poor fin?
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