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post #1 of 10 Old 04-16-2008, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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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
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-16-2008, 12:22 PM
check the sticky at the top of the forum i pretty sure it has a pic
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-16-2008, 06:35 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-16-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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it is not fin rot
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-17-2008, 07:04 PM
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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

Warning: Although I read a lot, I'm new to this, thus take my suggestions with a grain of salt! ;)
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-17-2008, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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his tail looks like this

but this is not my fish i can not get a good one of him
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-17-2008, 08:19 PM
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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.
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-18-2008, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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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
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-18-2008, 02:49 AM
A crowntail is not a species unto itself, but a variation.
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-18-2008, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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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)
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