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Betta fish's fins ripped
Posted on: 12/1/2018 21:13
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I have had this Betta for roughly a month, and have noticed some ripping/fraying around his caudal fin, and some on his dorsal. Currently I'm doing a 50% water change every 2-3 days to try keep it clean so he can heal.
I also removed a sharp decoration, though this morning he had a new rip in them. I'm currently unsure of what to do - should I treat for finrot? Should I remove remaining decorations (a ceramic hide and a plastic plant, I can't remove the anubias he has - could the gravel be an issue?)Open in new window

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Re: Betta fish's fins ripped
Posted on: 12/1/2018 21:35
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From the way the fins are fraying I suspect finrot is the cause. Treat with eSha 2000 or Waterlife Myxazin and hopefully that will cure the infection and his fins will grow back.


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Posted on: 13/1/2018 9:14
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Okay, thank you. I shall go out today and buy some for him.
After dosing, do I remove my live plant? Can I continue my water changes as usual, and if so, how do I avoid diluting the medicine?


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Posted on: 13/1/2018 9:41
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There's no need to remove the live plant. Esha 2000 is a three-day course so shouldn't affect water changes if you're doing a typical 25% once a week. Just make sure that after the first dose you don't do a water change until day four.


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Posted on: 13/1/2018 10:25
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Ah alright, thanks for your help. Right now I've been doing 50% every 3 days to help keep it clean for him. Im just looking for where could sell some because i don't want to wait delivery times.
Is there a way i can prevent this in the future?


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For prevention, improved water quality through the more frequent and larger water changes such as you're doing should help; if the problem is recurring, then it's possible that he's catching his tail in decor or that something (eg noise, his own reflection especially if the room is dark and his tank is lit, boredom) is triggering him to bite his own tail - keep an eye out to see if any of these might be the case and address accordingly.


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Yeah - I used Waterlife Myxazin and after 5 days I'm going to clean my decorations and gravel, as well as change 50% of the water.






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