Is this fin rot?

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I think my bettas tail is slowly disintegrating. Could this be fin rot? And what exactly is fin rot? What do I do for that? He seems to be his usual self otherwise. ThanksImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437241529.782290.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437241543.231960.jpg


 

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Yes that is fin rot.
What is your water like, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate?
What size tank is he in?
Fin rot is caused by high ammonia due to an uncycled tank. Prioritize buying an API Master Test kit and post the results!
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For now, if he is in a 2.5 gallon or less change 100% of the water every day. if he isn't a 5 gallon or more, change 50% of the water every day.
Clean water is the key to healing a rotting tail.
 

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Hi there!

Yes, I'm afraid it's fin rot. I agree with the above posters' questions, and advice to keep the water conditions pristine.
 
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Ok thanks. I did a water change today, he is in a 2.5 gal tank and I cleaned it really well. He is my daughters fish and I admit his tank is not cleaned weekly. But now it will be. Should I add the betafix?


 
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Update: checked the water parameters today. Ph 7.6, High Ph 8.0, ammonia and nitrites 0, nitrates 10. What do you think?


 
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It has been a week since I figured out that my betta most likely has fin rot. Have been doing daily water changes. How long am I supposed to continue this and what should I expect to be seeing in terms of recovery if there is any?
 
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I know about the water parameters, they are fine. 0- 0–5. I'm just wondering how long do I have to continue daily water changes and will I eventually see him recover?
 

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If the water parameters are fine now, all you can do now is wait and give time for recovery. Even Mother Nature requires time to heal wounds.


 
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