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I have kinda neglected to pay much attention to my fish this week due to being so busy with finals and work however it hasn't seemed to bother my favorite finned friend. My little guy Rufio has just made his first bubble nest! this is the first betta that I have ever had that has made a bubble nest. I have had some bad luck with bettas lately however it seems to me like I'm finally doing it right! Yeah!
 

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This picture was even taken after the 1/2 water change I just did so he built it really well. It was much bigger before.
 

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sorry to hear that, i hear conditioner helps it grow and maybe some salt will also do to keep it from not getting infected
 

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Well I guess he is still happy despite his fin loss because he just built a new bubble nest.
 

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just keep the tank clean and free from bad bacteria, i have a VT that got a huge fin torn (he is in healing stage) and somehow it got infected (i think it was the tank) and got really nasty, so i gave him highly medicated water (2 salts {not alot}, ick attack, and conditioner) and he is being more active and healthy :)
 

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Building a Bubblenest doesn't necessarily mean he's happy. It's more of a instinct to them. It's just when they have marked their territory, and for mating, and other things. It also means that they are quite comfortable in their home. Besides this, Good Luck with the Fin Loss!!! The Best Cure is Very Clean Water & a Temperature Range of 76F-80F. You can add Aquarium Salt if you want to.
 

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it is happy,healthy, and territory (sort of) it isn't for breeding all the time, unless there next to a female of course
 

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It's not always happiness. A change in conditions will prompt it too (such as a water change, a move etc), even in really sick bettas. However, I'm sure that isn't the case here. :) Apart from the fin, he looks healthy. :)
 

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Thanks guys for all the help. I'm treating him with stress coat and more frequent water changes.
 

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sorry to hear that, i hear conditioner helps it grow and maybe some salt will also do to keep it from not getting infected
Don't use aquarium salt long term or non-therapeutic dosages.
You don't need to use aquarium salt long term-its doesn't prevent disease or parasites and long term use can cause resistant pathogens/parasites issues and kidney damage...and long term non-therapeutic dosage can limit it ability to work for treatment when needed...fresh, clean, like temp dechlorinated water from regular water changes is the best prevention method for most problems....

Don't use aquarium salt long term or non-therapeutic dosages.
You don't need to use aquarium salt long term-its doesn't prevent disease or parasites and long term use can cause resistant pathogens/parasites issues and kidney damage...and long term non-therapeutic dosage can limit it ability to work for treatment when needed...fresh, clean, like temp dechlorinated water from regular water changes is the best prevention method for most problems....
 
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