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  1. Do HM Plakats get fin rot/fin melt/fin nipping problems?

    Betta Fish Care
    Was wondering this. I'm pretty sure this Plakat male betta picked me rather than myself picking it, but I am in love with it after finding out how interested it is in myself whenever i'm near it. Do they have fin issues? Even in large/tall tanks? My tank is about the same in height as it is...
  2. Help! recurring fin melt :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta Huojin has been struggling with fin melt since a little after I bought him in Nov 2015. What I've been doing is taking his filter out then dosing him with melafix until his clearish edges kind of heal up. (Yes, I have recently become aware that Melafix can damage betta's...
  3. Finrot/melt despite daily water changes

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a fish who I noticed was starting to get pinholes about a month ago, so I started changing his water daily (100%). I keep him in a 1.5 gallon tank for ease of changing the water. I also put the treatment dose of stresscoat with each water change. The pinholing stopped within a week, but...
  4. Sick VT Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm brand new to the forum and betta fish in general, but I have been treating my friend's VT betta fish, Mo, for a few weeks now, and I could use some advice. He developed some new problems in just a few days time recently and I am at a loss as to how to help him out. Mo has had what appears...
  5. Fin melt vs. clamped fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I'm wondering if there is a way to tell whether my little guy has fin melt or if his fins are just clamped? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80-81 degrees f. Does your tank have an air...
  6. Could it be dropsy? :( Very urgent

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 gal Does it have a filter? no Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? around 78 degrees F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no Food: What food brand do you use...
  7. Fin Melt back with avengence :( :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I treated my crowntail betta for fin melt a few months ago with Kanaplex as per instruction and to be honest, I don't know if actually helped. He had white tips after, which I thought was regrowth but it's gotten much worse since then and he's lost some of his top fins and the others are looking...
  8. Fin melt/clamped fins and lethargic

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A couple of weeks ago, I got a poor little betta male from Walmart. When I got him, his fins were curled and he didn't look too good at all. I put him in a 1.5 gallon tank of clean water, and after the first day he started to improve quite a bit. A few days ago, I upgraded him to a 3.5 gallon...
  9. Fin melt & rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male crowntail's got a mild case of fin melt/rot. He's in a 10 gallon cycled tank but there was a lot of algae and debris and a large rotting anubias rhizome which I think were the causes. Ammonia and nitrite have been consistently 0, nitrate <20. I cleaned the tank thoroughly when I first...
  10. Should I do another round of Triple Sulfa?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a fin melted betta, and I did the first round (4 doses) of Triple Sulfa. I'm seeing improvement- his ventral fins have unmelted and lowered for the first time since we got him, and his dorsal fin is starting to stand up again. However, his tail and bottom fins are still totally glued...
  11. Has anyone here had a betta heal from progressed fin melt?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm having such a hard time finding out what healing fin melt should look like- there's almost nothing on it on the Internet. Some people even seem to think fin melt doesn't exist. I've seen pictures of milder cases than what my betta has, and every time I follow a thread about fin melt the...
  12. Fins getting spiky. Fin rot/melt/clamping/something else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I hope I'm posting in the right forum. I don't think this is an "emergency" (I hope it isn't one!) but I want to make sure I can stop it before it becomes one. My betta's fins are looking weird at the moment. They're getting spiky at the very ends. We just got him on April 30th. When we...
  13. Please help me diagnose my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm having trouble diagnosing this guy so I can figure out what treatment to go with. His personality is great, he's eating well and he interacts with me energetically when I drag my finger across the glass, but I've noticed his tail has shrunk significantly, he has a little speck on his scales...
  14. Need advice on clamped or possibly melted fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 5 gal. What temperature is your tank? 78° F Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? One air stone Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 Fancy Guppies and a small otocinclus...
  15. No poop? No bloat? Pale and clamped fins.. WHATS WRONG?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon What temperature is your tank?76 Does your tank have a filter? Ne Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with?no Food What type of food do you feed your betta...
  16. Am I seeing things or is he actually sick?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got my veiltail 5 days ago and moved him into a tank a day later. I swear his fins are becoming more spiky instead of webbed. However, the spikes are not torn, instead the fins seem "even," and I believe that the fins are shrinking, making the spines "longer". Or perhaps it is the other...
  17. Fin Melt = Permanent fin loss / damage?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I've always been a lurker here and finally decided to join and post here because my little betta friend, Kenji is in trouble, and I have no idea what I should do anymore after trying everything I've read in this forum and other websites. I think he has fin melt, since his tail...
  18. tri sulfa for fin rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi So ive tried searching for this forum, went through the pinned thread and could not find instructions how to properly treat fin rot with tri sulfa. the bottle is no help either.It states the dosage is 1 tablet per 40 litres and to repeat treatment after 3 days..* i used 1/4 tablet for 8...
  19. Can a Betta recover from Fin Melt?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi... I have a male betta named Sushi. I have had him for about 6 months (have had my previous betta, Baby, for several years.) This morning, his top and bottom fins (fans) look liked they had melted. I immediately went online to do research and found a warning about BettaFix (along with...
  20. Fin Melt, Need Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey Everyone, my brother's fish has fin melt I know for sure. This little guy has been neglected uncared for and water not changed for weeks at a time in a small bowl due to my brother's busy seclude. It is not his fault it is just because he is very busy and all. But anyways, do any of you...
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