Betta Hurt Fin

  1. Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

    So, somehow my clumsy betta got stuck in between the little gaps of his sponge filter. He kind of cornered himself. Once I noticed, I quickly helped him get out.
    Well now he isnt really moving one of his fins. I know he will have to rest it since he most likely hurt it. He is only using one fin as of now & is opening his gills in and out a lot. He's fin besides that.
    Will he be okay?
     

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  2. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    Maybe get something for him to rest on near the top, so he can breathe.
     
  3. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    Reduce the water level so he doesn't have to swim very high to reach the surface for air, so he can rest and heal. Basically, bring the water level down so low that all he has to do is poke his head up to take a breath. You might have to move him into a temporary container for that, like some tupperware. This way he can rest on the bottom and still reach the top for air. If you have some indian almond leaf, throw that in there with him. You know how when you have a sick day you stay in bed to get better? An indian almond leaf and a low water level will let him do the same.
     
  4. BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    What i'd do is get the betta one of those suction cup leaf beds(on amazon) and some bettafix to treat his fin wound.
     
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    Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

    Thank you guys! Hes up and swimming all over now. We have a floating log and he was in there resting for a bit and shortly he started swimming more and more.
     
  6. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    He was just spooked it sounds like. Glad he's feeling better.
     
  7. BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    You did not need to use bettafix for the fin wound?
     
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    Esli

    Esli Valued Member Member

    He didnt have a wound, he just didnt move his left fin. I thought he maybe hurt it, He rested some and then started slowly swimming more and more.
     
  9. BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    Oh ok. Glad he's better.