Female's Fins Chewed Off

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by adonahue, Apr 18, 2018.

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    adonahue New Member Member

    My female Betta, who up until 4 days ago was very happy in my community tank. Then I saw that she must have been attacked by another fish. Her fins were torn and her caudal fin was down to almost nothing. I have moved her to a tank of her own. She is active, eating, and chilling. I have been treating her water with Bettafix. My question is will her fins grow back and how long does it take. When should I expect to see some improvement?
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  2. Demeter

    Demeter Fishlore VIP Member

    Keep the water clean and warm, daily partial water changes will help.

    I think her fins will grow back but will take about a month till its back to normal. No more being in a community, bettas aren’t meant for communities. Peaceful bottom feeders or no tank mates IMO.
     
  3. Bettafishies126

    Bettafishies126 Valued Member Member

    Aw the poor baby :( they will grow back but I wouldn't recommend bettafix long term, clean water is best.
     
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    adonahue New Member Member

    Thank you so much for such timely responses! I test her water a change accordingly every day. I was going to use the bettafix for 7 days. What about Dr Tim’s First Defense or API Stress coat ... or simply water changes?
     
  5. Bettafishies126

    Bettafishies126 Valued Member Member

    Water changes would be best.
    I have no idea why those images are there it doesn't say they are when I edit the post
    *edit* I got them to go away lol
     
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    adonahue New Member Member

    Just wanted to let everyone know that my Betta has returned to her glorious self and now lives in a very happy sorority tank.
     




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