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Hi, I'm new to the world of bettas. I got mine a couple of weeks ago and he seems to be doing great so far. However, today I noticed some small fraying/holes in his fins. I looked it up and saw something called "pinhole finrot." I've attached some pictures, but I'm afraid they're not very clear. Is that what this is, and what can I do about it? Thanks :)
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Hi! Can you fill in the answers to this form? It helps members give better replies:

Also this may help so that we can see him better :)
 

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Hi! Can you fill in the answers to this form? It helps members give better replies:

Also this may help so that we can see him better :)
Thanks so much, here's the form

Housing:
How many gallons is your tank? 38 litres
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Small pump
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No

Food:
What food brand do you use? JBL
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Flakes
Freeze-dried? Frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? Every second day, 3 frozen bloodworms or a pinch of flake

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of water did you change? 10-20%
What is the source of your water? Tap
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? API stress coat

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 7.4
Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Today
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? Small frays/holes in fins
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? It hasn't
Is your Betta still eating? Yes
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? No
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No
How long have you owned your Betta? A few weeks
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? No
 

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Hi - thank you.
Did you cycle his tank?

This is copied from a site article regarding water changes;
10+gal with a filter
Weekly 50% with vacuum
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in old tank water a couple of times a month.

You're underfeeding him. Gradually increase his flakes, but note that there are a lot of extra ingredients in that brand that betta can't readily digest. You could try some pellets, New Life Spectrum is a good food, to where he's getting two meals a day, or Fluval Bug Bites is another good brand.

Also, add some Indian Almond Leaf or plain decaf rooibos tea;
Both contain antibacterial and antifungal properties and also ease stress. You can float either or brew a tea, condition and add to tank. The water should be at least this color.
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Hi - thank you.
Did you cycle his tank?

This is copied from a site article regarding water changes;
10+gal with a filter
Weekly 50% with vacuum
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in old tank water a couple of times a month.

You're underfeeding him. Gradually increase his flakes, but note that there are a lot of extra ingredients in that brand that betta can't readily digest. You could try some pellets, New Life Spectrum is a good food, to where he's getting two meals a day, or Fluval Bug Bites is another good brand.

Also, add some Indian Almond Leaf or plain decaf rooibos tea;
Both contain antibacterial and antifungal properties and also ease stress. You can float either or brew a tea, condition and add to tank. The water should be at least this color.
TankWithIAL.jpg
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it :)
 
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