Is My Betta Sick?

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Hey guys I need help. I have a Betta that I have owned for about a week and now out of no where he’s lathargic and his fins look mest up. I think it’s fin rot but I’m not sure can you guys help??

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hi guys I’m hoping you guys can help. I bought a Betta about a week ago and he was doing fine but today I noticed he was sluggish and his fins looked a little battered. I think he might have fin rot but I’m not sure. Can you guys help??
 

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your bettas fins look to be ripped and a bit clamped. Got any plastic plants or sharp edges in the tank?
 
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CanadianFishFan said:
your bettas fins look to be ripped and a bit clamped. Got any plastic plants or sharp edges in the tank?
Yes I have plastic plants and he goes in them to sleep. is that the problem?

what im worried about is that he is only staying in one corner of the tank and is just floating vertically
 

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Amuturebettadude said:
what im worried about is that he is only staying in one corner of the tank and is just floating vertically
Can i see a photo, maybe its a issue with his swim bladder

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Yes I have plastic plants and he goes in them to sleep. is that the problem?
Yes sometimes the plastic plants are sharp, and can rip fins. ( My 10 bettas all have plastic plants but they are fine because i choose soft plants) Lots of water changes and sometimes Indian Almond Leafs fix it.

Also maybe a close up so i can see if its fin rot or not ( i dont think so but you never know) Also the betta may just be sitting sleeping like that and nothing could be wrong
 
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I mean he has been sleeping a lot today and his fins are clamped

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can i see a top view too? I feel like thats fin rot as its white and fuzzy on the end of the fins. All this can be changed with lots of water changes before medication.
 

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Amuturebettadude said:
Hard to tell, i think it is fin rot but hard to see. :/
 
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I have some Molly’s in the tank as well would it be okay to put aquarium salt with them in it?
 

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It looks like it could very well be Fin rot. But they could be Damaged from the Plastic plants. I would switch them out for Silk Plants and do frequent water changes (in case it is Fin Rot)
 

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Amuturebettadude said:
I have some Molly’s in the tank as well would it be okay to put aquarium salt with them in it?
Id try some water changes first. Aquarium salt is usually not suggested by some but others think the opposite.
 
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he is in a 30 gallon tank so how much water should I be changing?
 

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Colt47 said:
It looks like it could very well be Fin rot. But they could be Damaged from the Plastic plants. I would switch them out for Silk Plants and do frequent water changes (in case it is Fin Rot)
I see two rips and the rest is fin rot. I would follow what you said.

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he is in a 30 gallon tank so how much water should I be changing?
You could do like %25 - 40 every couple days
 
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and which salt is best
 

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Amuturebettadude said:
I have some Molly’s in the tank as well would it be okay to put aquarium salt with them in it?
Bettas are Fresh water i wouldn't recommend it.
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he is in a 30 gallon tank so how much water should I be changing?
about 7-10 Gallons (roughly 25% -30%) every week
 

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Amuturebettadude said:
So how much water should I change daily?
I would not add to much salt and make sure it dissolves first. Daily i would say %25

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Bettas are Fresh water i wouldn't recommend it.


about 7-10 Gallons (roughly 25% -30%) every week
Nobody really recommends salt because these fish have scales but sometimes it can be used.
 
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so will he be fine ? because he only just started showing these symptoms today
 

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CanadianFishFan said:
You could do like %25 - 40 every couple days
this sounds
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so will he be fine ? because he only just started showing these symptoms today
He will be fine. You caught it early.
 

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He will be fine but don't use salt or any meds for that matter unless your fish really needs them, just do frequent water changes and replace the plastic plants, most meds are damaging or stressful in some way on labyrinth fish.
 
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thanks guys for all the help I really appreciate it. Also I should keep the water around 75- 78' Fahrenheit right?

and i'm thinking about getting moss balls would those help because I heard that they help keep the tank clean
 
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