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My Bettas got in a fight how can I help them heal

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My Bettas got in a fight how can I help them heal
Old 10-07-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
 
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My Bettas got in a fight how can I help them heal

I've been keeping 2 male bettas in a 5.5 gallon tank with a divider. Last night the divider moved just enough for one to get on to the other side. They probably fought for about a minute before I caught them and separated them. Both bettas have pretty tattered fins but were swimming around this morning and ate so I am hoping they are going to be okay. I've fixed the divider in hopes that this wont happen again but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to help them heal? I will be keeping the water extra clean. I've read mixed things about Bettafix and similiar products ... what do you think?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
 
I would just try keeping the water extra clean for now and if things look worse in a few days, then you can medicate.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
 
I agree with what dramaqueen said. As long as they are acting fine and are showing no signs of weakness, just keep the water extra clean and don't overfeed and such.

I also recommend using a black water extract in the tank; it better resembles their natural environment and is commonly used in breeding. Just a tip though :)
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
 
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Keep the water extra clean, and add some salt and a little bit of Betta fix. They should be fine in no time!!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:53 PM   #5
 
If you cant find betta fix. There is another product called melafix. It is the same thing just stronger so you may want to dilute it a bit.
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