I just got my betta from the pet store last tuesday and he has clear patches on his fins and his anal fin is curling a little bit i dont know if he is healing or he has fin rot thank you
Are you referring to the clear finnage you mentioned above or is this something different?How has your Betta’s appearance changed? has white patches
Does it matter if my tank is already cycled or should i be doing the water changes daily? And no i do water changes once. A weekOh, by the way, about the pellets you're feeding, are they the designated small size (on the tub--.5mm-.75mm)? You should feed, per the directions enough for him to eat in 60 seconds and remove any uneaten food after that timeframe
Are you referring to the clear finnage you mentioned above or is this something different?
I'm not sure the salt baths are really necessary - are you doing the water changes daily, every other day...?
I don't know, there are a few variables involved, although I've noticed that my boy's clear finnage (he's a fin biter) does seem to grow pretty quickly.how long it would take for him to heal?
As long as you're following the container feeding directions, you should be goodthe pellet size of his food is 1mm-1.5mm
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Fin Biting vs. Fin Rot Every now and then there is an influx of posts on if my Betta has fin rot and what to do! So here is a thread to explain what you all what to know. As first time keepers we may read a page on fin rot and then look at our fish and suddenly believe our fish has fin rot! So...www.bettafish.com
Lots of different ways to successfully keep this species- Based on the experiments I have conducted over the years-I have found that water quality can be maintained by these water change schedules. This is based on feeding quality foods and not overfeeding-since most water quality...www.bettafish.com
I meant that you can see in the pic the clear patchesWelcome to the Forum!.
Your boy does not have fin rot. He looks more to have damage than biting. For either, it is good to add Indian Almond Leaves or plain Rooibos Tea. Both have antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can float either in the tank or, you can make a strong tea and add directly. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Personally, I like to do both.
When a fish has external damage is it important to keep the water at it's cleanest to avoid bacterial or fungal infections. Until you can add the IAL or Rooibos it would be best to do a couple of one-gallon water changes per week.
How long it takes for fins to heal is varied. Sometimes they start in a day or two and sometime a week or more.
What do you mean by "white patches"?
You chose an excellent food when you bought NLS. Watch his belly and feed until gently rounded. Feed a couple of times per day instead of one large meal.
i think all of his clear patches are healing though dont you think?I get it. I was looking for white patches.
Most clear areas are a normal part of his pattern. They're called "cellophane." The rest are indicative of healing. Most healing areas start out clear and then turn to the previous color.