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post #11 of 22 Old 02-07-2007, 05:13 PM
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If I read the original post correctly, the author is just stating how to prepare if ever finrot occurs. Finrot is a degeneration of fins with white edges and ray membranes sticking out. I would surely maintain the water quality and treat with either salt or Melafix. Enderbender, what you did will definitely help. For now, just closely monitor your fish and relax.:)

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post #12 of 22 Old 02-07-2007, 05:15 PM
may i ask if fin rot is fatal?
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may i ask if fin rot is fatal?
Fatal if left untreated. Fish with degenerated fins will have trouble swimming properly and this alone can increase stress allowing it to become vulnerable to other diseases.

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I also understand that as the infection spread down the fins it would eventually spread to the main body of the fish and kill it in that manner.
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post #15 of 22 Old 02-07-2007, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for your advice. The two betas are doing better and I have not seen any continued fin reduction. I am now sure that the issue was nipping and is not fin rot. My major concern is to prevent the chance of fin rot or any other complications the fin nipping may have caused. The two betas are swimming around like normal and eating well, one is making bubble nests the other is not yet.
musho3210 neither has gotten over the divider, it is clear plastic with holes in it. The two fish do display from time to time but have lots of vegetation and each have a cave to relax in. The beta who was first subjected to the ravenous tetras is the more submissive or relaxed of the two, yet is the one who has not gone back to bubble nesting since the removal of the tetras. I think that he may have been quite distressed and will take a little longer to recover.
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post #16 of 22 Old 02-07-2007, 07:48 PM
ok then, just be careful of secondary infections
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This is the beta that was first ravaged by the demon tetras. as you can see the damage is on his Dorsal Fin.
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post #18 of 22 Old 02-07-2007, 08:16 PM
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as we can see What?
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post #19 of 22 Old 02-07-2007, 08:18 PM
use the link matt, just copy and paste

enderbender, the sites picture uploading stuff isnt good, have you tried photobucket?
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enderbender, the sites picture uploading stuff isnt good, have you tried photobucket?
There is nothing wrong with the img code. The option 'Disable BBCode in this post' was checked hence the pictures did not show up. I have unmarked it.

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