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key_555 04-16-2008 02:04 AM

fin rot
 
what dose fin rot look like? dose any one have any pics i think one of my bettas might have it and i am putting them all in a new tank tomarrow and i want to make shure they will be fine

stephenmontero 04-16-2008 11:22 AM

check the sticky at the top of the forum i pretty sure it has a pic

okiemavis 04-16-2008 05:35 PM

Do you have more than one betta in one tank? It could be that the fins are getting shredded from fighting, and that it's not a fungal infection.

key_555 04-16-2008 06:30 PM

it is not fin rot

sillypony 04-17-2008 06:04 PM

As stated, more than one betta probably means the tails are shreaded from fighting.

If the bettas live alone, then it is possible they are chewing their own tails. (if its not fin rot). This is caused by boredom, anxiety (mine does it when his bubbler gets noisy. it drives him nuts) and some just like to chew their tails (some theorize that faster current makes the tail drag, thus irritating them...)

. If he's bored, try a bigger tank, with more stuff to see, if hes nervous, try a quieter corner with little traffic (of people). Limit his lighted time (they don't need as much light as most tropicals anyways) etc. If its none of the above.. well its his tail, he'll chew it if he wants to.

The big thing to remember if it IS tail chewing, is to keep your water PRISTINE. His tail is essentially an open wound. Thus, do lots of water changes, keep the temp warm (80ish is a happy temp for them anways) and if you are so inclined, add some AQUARIUM salt, abt 1/2tsp/gallon (not marine or table) while he heals. Not everyone does the salt part.

Good Luck!

PS.. if you're still concerned, try to get a pic for diagnosis purposes

key_555 04-17-2008 07:09 PM

his tail looks like this

http://a985.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...ed61c53b48.jpg but this is not my fish i can not get a good one of him

Cody 04-17-2008 07:19 PM

Then I think you have a Crowntail Betta. Crowntail's have their fins apart from each other, giving it a "shred" like appearence. Perfectly normal for that specie. If there is smething different, it may be a problem.

key_555 04-18-2008 01:29 AM

thank you cody ihe has been the same every sence i got him so that must be what it is him and all the others are doing very well in there new tanks and doing better then before i am very happy and next time i will do more reserch abfor i buy a fish i know little about

herefishy 04-18-2008 01:49 AM

A crowntail is not a species unto itself, but a variation.

key_555 04-18-2008 04:07 AM

oh i know that it is just my father thought that on of my males might have fin rot so i wanted some advice on if it was or not that is all i have done my resurch now....lol (2 months later) :oops:


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