Betta Lost Most Of Tail?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Katkatt, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. KatkattNew MemberMember

    So I recently purchased a new tank for my new beloved betta Dawn, very pretty white-blue betta, so I could move him from his old tank to a bigger one (double the size of his old 2.5 gallon). His old tank, of which I have drained already, was kinda dirty and the filter was too strong.

    However, during the move (of getting out the old filter/plants), I noticed the majority of the end of his tail is missing. I don't know how, but I suspect the filter or fin rot. I immediately moved him to a smaller tank, roughly a 3/4 gall that I usually use for separating baby guppies during water changes, and drained the old tank.

    I can't move him to the new tank for another 24 hours (because of tank sealant drying).

    1. What should I do?
    2. The filter was strong, but not all of his tail is missing. Any idea of what it may be?
  2. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    A picture would help.
  3. KatkattNew MemberMember

    Ah! I'm sorry, I was going to put a photo but I got caught up in digging through my closet to find medicine.

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  4. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Thanks for the picture. That doesn't look too bad. I would just do aquarium salt and water changes. (Some don't like salt with bettas and just do the daily water changes, I've never had a problem with salt and bettas when dosed correctly)

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