Betta fish fin rot? Frequent water change or use medication?

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Omnis Potens

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Sup peoples. A newbie looking for some expert advice. I think my Betta has fin rot? I made some videos so you guys can give your opinions. His tail appeared like that after the 3rd day in his new tank, which is an Aqueon MinI Bow 2.5 with a Marineland 25 Watt heater and a silk plant. The water was prepped with Jungle Labs Start Right Tank Buddies tablets and aquarium salt.


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It does look like his fins are a bit eaten away, but it might be part of his coloring and tail type unless youve noticed a big change in the way his fins look? Id just keep up with your water conditions to make sure his water is in good shape which might be tough if hes in a brand new uncycled tank. Keep your eye on it but if it is fin rot, it doesn't look like its to the point where it needs to be medicated, just give him the best water conditions you can and hopefully it will heal up on his own. Also, salt isn't generally recommended for bettas so you might want to stop adding the salt and continue with regular water changes

forgot to add, nice fish whered you get him?
 
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Lovely betta. I'm not sure he has fin rot to be honest. His fins just look a bit shreaded to me. I think they are colored like that. For the fins fin rot or not just treat him to nice clean water that is warm 78-80 degrees and soaking his food in garlic juice or garlic guard will help him. Vit chem will also help. But I do agree he is lovely where did you get him? Best of Luck.

Here is this just incase. https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/list-of-betta-meds-for-betta-disease.16170/



https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/pimafix.4846/
 
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thanks for the compliments. I actually got him from a friend as a present. don't know which store my friend got him from. anyways, I think I may have found out the problem. I caught the little guy biting his tail, twice...
 
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Your male is called a red devil.....The black around the edges is his coloring.....He has splits is all.....Keep his water clean and he should heal up just fine....

What do you have him in? What type of filter etc?
 
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welcome to fishlore!!
I agree with the others....its his coloring...but don't use salt with him and do a few water changes to get it all out of the tank
 
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Thanks MM and Shawnie for double checking that I was thinking it was his coloring.
 
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Very nice betta. I have nothing to add to the above advice, I'll just restate - no need for salt with him. Welcome to FL.
 
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