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Alright here goes. A friend of mine dumped on me a pittiful little female betta thats missing most of her tail. Seems a male ...
Alright here goes. A friend of mine dumped on me a pittiful little female betta thats missing most of her tail. Seems a male and a female didnt go well in a tiny little 2 gallon tank, so she gave her to me. Shes completly healthy, just mainly tail less. Anyways, my question is, can she go in my big tank? Im worried because of my male gourami, but I feel so bad for her in the tank I have her in right now, she looks so pittiful in there. Think she will be okay? Theres a lot of hiding places and such.
The tank is a 29 gallon
Its not fin rot, the other betta ate her tail (Ive had her for about a week now, it hasnt spread and she swims and eats and does everything a betta with a tail would do.)
And I know, thats why I was asking.
I think your only option is to put her in your big tank if you dont have anywhere else to go with her........What is she in now?........If you dont have a quaratine tank or other equipment to set her up in something else, i say put her in your big tank..........A tail that has been nibbled away does not mean fin rot, yes it could lead to it, but thats not always the case.........I've kept african cichlids for many years and have seen fish with eaten away tails and they will recover in time without dosing them with medication..........The gourami in question is something to consider, but it will all depend on the fish and enviroment..........
Well, its not turning into fin rot, and I have no quarintine tank. Shes perfectly healthy, and the tail is healed, just not a full tail. I will try her in the big tank, but if it doesnt work, I will put her back in her other tank.
Shes in a little square tank, not very big at all (maybe half a gallon or so?) one of those ones that come with the card board back grouds and you put the gravel in the center, which is why I want to move her.