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LisaC144 06-24-2010 05:38 PM

Fin rot, tail biting, or just torn?
 
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I came home and noticed my bettas tail was shorter. This happened overnight. I am not familiar with fin rot, as I never experienced it before. Can you take a look at these pictures and tell me if it looks like fin rot? Could it be he started tailbiting? I've never experienced that either. The only other thing I can think of if it isn't fin rot or tail biting is that he caught it in the small internal filter I have in the tank. Please advise. Any advice is appreciated.

kitten_penang 06-24-2010 05:57 PM

look like fin rot to me usually tears are jagged nips aren't uniform like as well. try stress coat + or antibiotics to help it heal.

LisaC144 06-24-2010 05:58 PM

Ok, just tested. 0 ammonia. 5ppm nitrate.


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