All Of His Fin Was There 9 Hours Ago

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Kapiton, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. KapitonNew MemberMember

    Ive had my boy for 4 months, when i first brought him to his 10 gallon home he started growing white fluffs which i treated daily, with weekly changes, for a month with primafix by api, they left after a month and so i introduced two snails. A month later, with no issues, I decided to add dwarf hair grass and a leafy plant tree creations and one ivory snail to his home which already housed him, two nitite snails, three mario mossballs and one java fern, I created the tree using a plastic base that i smoothed down so it wouldn't rip his fins. His filter is muted to prevent high in and outout flow. I stopped treating him as soon as the fluffs went away, but when I came home 1/4th of this tail fin was missing with little strands and his dorsal fin looked frayed. I don't know what to do, i brought poor RuGarrd's water in to be teated and they said it was perfect. Ive tried everthing except isolating him in a small tank, the snails in another and cokpletelt redoing his home. I don't want him to suffer. 20180417_234916.jpg20180417_233441.jpg20180417_234916.jpg20180417_233441.jpg
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    You need to purchase a fin rot medication. I would also add in some indian almond leaves which have some antifungal properties to them. adding garlic to his food will also help boost his immune system. The fin rot doesn't look bad, it's still their but you can see that some of the fin is starting to fight back. You don't need to isolate him and definetly do not start treating with salt.

  3. KapitonNew MemberMember

    I will buy leaves and medication asap, do you have any suggestions on brands? In regards to adding garlic to his food, I feed him betta pellets and frozen blood worms, how would I go about adding the garlic?
  4. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    Their is specialty fish food out their with garlic in it or you can soak the food in garlic juice. As for the brands, mardel makes a very effective medicine called marcyrn 2.
  5. Skye_marilynWell Known MemberMember

    I am not seeing rot @DutchAquarium and I think the OP should wait it out and start with some daily water changes. Test your parameters, watch for biting if he doesn’t seem to bite and it gets worse, post another pic and we’ll recommend the proper medication suited to the symptoms he’s suffering. If he doesn’t get any worse and the frayed edges heal up I recommend getting rid of anything he can scratch himself on, watching for tail biting going forward and adding a product like Addison’s betta spa to the water to reduce stress.

    Start with:
    Clean perfect water, test parameters, daily water changes

    Indian almond leaf extract like Addison’s betta spa or Indian almond leaves

    Possibly a bath with
    1 gallon of water
    2x the average recommended dose of your preferred methylene blue
    1 tsp of aquarium salt
    Res-Q, wound control, or neoplex

    If his tail starts to clamp, bleed, or rot around the edges post immediately.
  6. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    You can tell it's rot by the thinness of the fins and the strands.
  7. KapitonNew MemberMember

    The op?
    Like I said, there isn't anything for him to catch and tear his fins on, it's all plants and smooth plastic, I made sure before I even bought him. I didn't think tail biting would be an issue since it all of a sudden happened and he hasnt had any stress signs the 4 months I've had him. I've bought the almond leaves, and the fin rot medicine, would it be determental to hos health if I tried for rot first, since I have everything now?
  8. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    OP means "original poster". Which is you because you started the thread with your original question.
  9. Skye_marilynWell Known MemberMember

    Start slow and do daily water changes like I said, starting with meds would only be an educated guess as waiting to see how a fish will react is a large part of medicating aquatic animals. Sometimes you have to wait for the problem to develop a little more in order to treat effectively or else you may end up medicating the wrong thing or realizing it would just blow over. Here’s you’re best bet, wait it out, do daily water changes for a week, add the Indian almond leaves and if he doesn’t heal you can start medication but since there is not one universal fin rot medication (bc finrot is a symptom not necessarily a disease) so in order to treat effectively you would have to wait.
  10. GalathielWell Known MemberMember

    What size is the tank and the temperature? Also, what is your water change regimen and what are all the inhabitants in the tank currently?

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice