Fin Rot Or Not?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Argelis james, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Argelis jamesNew MemberMember

    I’ve had this little guy for 4 months he keeps coming down with fin rot no matter how clean I keep his water or what I treat it with. Now his fins are tattered again. This happened literally over night. I don’t know what to do anymore.
  2. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    They look more ripped then fin rot. if its overnight that this happened its ripped, photo of the tank? Any sharp decor, rocks,plants?
  3. Argelis jamesNew MemberMember

    I have gravel at the bottom and a small soft plant. He likes to hang out by the filter and heater though. I don’t have any decor other than the plant yet.
  4. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    hmm, photo still will be nice. Whats the tank size?
  5. Argelis jamesNew MemberMember

    It’s a 3 gallon tank. Yes I know they should at least have 5 gallons swimming space the tank is a hand me down and I can’t afford a 5 gallon at the moment

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  6. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Is the plant on the bottom a plastic or silk plant? Looks like it could rip up his fins if it is plastic. I do suggest getting a tank thats wider then taller as it is harder for bettas to swim farther up to get air.
  7. AnnaPValued MemberMember

    I agree. It could be the plant. You can try to get a live plant or a Marimo ball.
  8. Argelis jamesNew MemberMember

    So I added live plants and a leaf hammock plus a beta buddy that he could play with. He started to get better but now his fins are frayed again