Betta fin rot?

Tankseeker

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peachsonas

It’s kinda hard to tell from the photo.
 

Tankseeker

Are these better?
 

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Rose of Sharon

What a pretty boy!!!

I don't really see fin rot.

If you suspect fin rot, do some small, frequent water changes (maybe 20% to 25% every other day) for a couple of weeks. That will usually take care of the problem, if there is one.

The tannins from the Indian almond leaves will help some, but water changes are the best medicine for a lot of issues.
 

Tankseeker

Also are his tail fins clamped he is a veiltail
 

Tankseeker

Ya they are fine it’s just he just recovered from some bloat recently
Also his fins don’t look like some photos of other veil fins
 

bumblinBee

Also are his tail fins clamped he is a veiltail
They don't look clamped to me, just relaxed. Could you get us a still shot of him? Maybe indicate by circling where you're seeing fin rot?
 

Tankseeker

Like the bottom fin has this thin hanging piece of fin
Will this work?
He is also glass surfing sometimes so that adds to my worry too
 

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Rose of Sharon

Ya they are fine it’s just he just recovered from some bloat recently
Also his fins don’t look like some photos of other veil fins
He looks good. I don't see any signs of anything on his body. Some veiltails are thinner, others stockier, some have longer fins, etc.

You did a good job if he was bloated. No sign of it now!

That part at the bottom is just what happens to veiltails sometimes. They split parts of their fins. Sometimes it grows back together, and other times it doesn't. I don't think that you have anything to worry about.
 

Tankseeker

I literally did nothing except fast him but it wasn’t a really bad case of bloat
His top fin doesn’t seem to be healing much , I bought Him about 8 months ago
 

bumblinBee

Like the bottom fin has this thin hanging piece of fin
Will this work?
That could very well just be a rip or tear. If it becomes more torn or has a red edge along the cut then I think that would be cause for concern. I would suggest you just keep an eye on it for now. As long as his parameters are kept in check and he's kept at an appropriate temperature then he should recover just fine on his own. The tannins are a great idea as a general preventative though, so I would suggest you keep that up year round if you can :)
 

Tankseeker

I have access to a whole tree so that should not be a problem,thankfully now the torn area is just regular coloration
Generally unless I run out the tank would always have at least one leaf
 

CoconutTheBetta

If you look at the top fin ,is it fin rot I have already put in Indian almond leaves to try to fight it .
Do you have a photo of how he looked before these changes to his fins started happening?
 

bumblinBee

I have access to a whole tree so that should not be a problem,thankfully now the torn area is just regular coloration
Generally unless I run out the tank would always have at least one leaf
Ah, that's so convenient! I wish! You should sell the leaves online, I bet it'd be an easy way to make a bit of money.
 

Tankseeker

This is when I first got him
 

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CoconutTheBetta

Ah, that's so convenient! I wish! You should sell the leaves online, I bet it'd be an easy way to make a bit of money.
That's what I was thinking lol. Having an IAL tree is an aquarist's dream
 

peachsonas

Doesn’t look like fin rot. Only if you see black/discoloration at the fin ends should you worry. My betta who is also a veil tail also has fins like that on the bottom.
 

Rose of Sharon

I literally did nothing except fast him but it wasn’t a really bad case of bloat
His top fin doesn’t seem to be healing much , I bought Him about 8 months ago
I have a veiltale right now with a shorter top fin (ventral). I do really think that he is ok.

Again, I would go with the small frequent water changes if you are worried.

The glass surfing can be from a lot of things - bright lights, seeing his own reflection in the glass, etc.
 

Tankseeker

It’s at a park so i don’t own it but ya it’s very convenient and money saving
This was his past episode of fin rot
But is fin regrowth a slow process?
 

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Rose of Sharon

It’s at a park so i don’t own it but ya it’s very convenient and money saving
This was his past episode of fin rot
But is fin regrowth a slow process?
Yes, fin regrowth can be a slow process at times, especially if he has a habit of laying on rough surfaces, or getting tangled up in decor, that kind of thing.

If your betta is like most others, he spends time trying to fit into places that he just can't. I don't know what is in their genetic make-up that makes them all want to be contortionists, but most of them have it! My guy right now wants to be between the glass of the aquarium and the IAL that I have leaning up against an aquarium wall, no matter how well I secure it. And lets not forget the intake on the filter. Apparently that is a mystery that must be solved!!!
 

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