Betta Fin Discoloration

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by bakpau, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. bakpauValued MemberMember

    Hi, ive had my betta for 5 months now, and i just began noticing fin discoloration these past few days.
    Im currently doing daily partial water change (and dosing it with Prime) to help healing his fin bite.

    This is his before picture:

    And this is the after picture, the discoloration is circled.

    Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Tyler FishmanValued MemberMember

    Was this fish an adult when you bought it? either age, diet, or internal parasites could be factors. What do you feed the fish? Tempature it's kept at? Has anything in the tank changed? It's a lot of questions, but it's
    Important that we get details to access the situation

  3. bakpauValued MemberMember

    Yes the betta was already an adult when i first bought him.
    I feed him pellets (tetra bits complete),and mosquito larvae once a week.
    Temperature is 30celcius, is it too warm? Its from my tap.
    I havent changed much except i removed my asian pennywort last week, as i suspected it made my betta fin itchy/ uncomfortable, and hence, fin bite
    Also, he still swims normally and active, appetite is also normal.
  4. Tyler FishmanValued MemberMember

    Could be age. I know this may sound strange but maybe you bought an older betta, as Bettas age they loose coloration. 30c is a fine tempature. No odd waste right? It's not clear or stringy?
  5. bakpauValued MemberMember

    Poo is normal. But i bought him straight from a local breeder, I doubt they sell old bettas.
  6. Manoj AroraValued MemberMember

    It could be because of age. What are your water parameters?
  7. bakpauValued MemberMember

    I dont have a test kit, but planning to buy soon. Does food play a role in fin discoloration?
  8. Little Tank of HappinessWell Known MemberMember

    I'm no expert but I don't think food would make a difference. I hate to bother you but @CindiL any opinions?
  9. AngelTheGypsyFishlore VIPMember

    If he's a fin biter he could have bitten it and it's repairing itself. New fin growth is clear. Or could it be possible he snagged it on something in the tank?
  10. bakpauValued MemberMember

    He bit his dorsal & caudal fins only, and they are now regrowing with clear color on the edges.
    However he didnt bite his anal fin nor snagged anything, otherwise i wouldve noticed the torn fins. He was fine until a few days ago i noticed the discoloration.
  11. Manoj AroraValued MemberMember

    Do you have live plants or are there plastic plants as well? If plastic you can look for sharp edges.

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