Slime coat is a mucous that fish excrete to help keep them healthy. It can help prevent external parasites from being able to attach to the skin and also can coat open wounds to help prevent secondary bacterial infection. Slime coat production is often a fish's first reaction to any kind of illness or disease, which is why sick fish can have trails of excess slime coat.
Aww, that's too bad. If you keep her water extra clean, she should be okay. The AQ salt doesn't really help with the actual fin regrowth so much as it helps with slime coat production - the extra slime coat helps to keep out any possible infection but if the water is clean, that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Lots of protein should help your girl regrow her fins pretty fast. I hope the next male is more agreeable to the idea of fatherhood.
I am hoping so as well. It isnt going too well right now. I'm in Dier need of Aq. Salt and lost my gift card so I have to find another way to scrabble up some money to buy some because my female has no anal fina and only 1/3 of her caudal. I feel terrible, but I guess this kind of thing will happen when the pair are new to breeding. The male is too aggressive for her and I will have to try again with another male that I have. I've never had so much trouble with a pair before since my first breeding project. Its quite frustrating
Wow!! Thats a great idea!! I would have never thought of that lol. Very clever. I do think that might just work. And at the end of each week the fry wil look very different. I think i might do that. Thanks!!
You could always do pics of the week. :) The only problem is they have to be so darn small. Like 60 X 482 pixels or something. Maybe when your spawns take off, you can post pics of them each week. Everyone loves seeing pics of fry. ;)
Thats actually makes a lot of sense. I would most likely be the say. A more visual person. So it's a good idea. I had up to 22 bettas at once and later found out were were moving so i had to give most away. If i had that many now I would have been able to do the same thing or somthing like that. It makes more sense because i would rather look at a picture instead of looking at just names