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Hey there! I’m rather new to betta keeping, I’ve only had my veiltail male betta for a few months now, he’s been in absolutely pristine health and has been thriving since day one! I have him in a 10 gallon with a couple of mystery snails. It’s heated, the temperature is at 78, nitrates are always kept 0-10ppm, never higher. I do 2 water changes a week usually to make sure my snails and betta are in the water they deserve. I noticed just today that my betta has two holes in his fins and I’m so concerned. I have no clue where they came from or how to help. Right after I saw them, I did a 25% water change and added API Stress coat to the tank in hopes of that helping. We have several other fish, along with 6 other tanks ranging from 10-55 gallons. I decided to get a betta on a whim to try it out & totally fell in love. I plan on getting another for a 10 gal we have, however I want to make sure I know how to properly care for these industry-neglected fishies 🥺 Any help or advice or even ideas on what could have happened would be great!
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Was the hole not there before? I remember when I got my Veiltail betta she already had a hole on her fin and one day it sliced in half not sure why but she is doing fine till this day and it didn't seem to bother her at all. My other betta also had a tiny hole in his fin which he never had so I gave him an Epsom salt bath (once) and after 3-4 days it completely healed and the hole disappeared. The hole seems a bit big from what I see so I'm not sure if it will stick back but from my experience, the Epsom salt bath worked wonders to heal a small hole on my betta's fins. I don't think you need to worry much.

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Keep the water clean and stay away from high ammonia levels this might also be the cause. Or if there are any sharp objects in your tank try to remove them.
 
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