Is this fin rot?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by The Fish Lady, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. T

    The Fish Lady Valued Member Member

    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. Thanks ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437241529.782290.jpg ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437241543.231960.jpg


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  2. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    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.
     
  3. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    It does look like fin rot.
    What are the water parameters?
     




  4. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    The best way to treat fin rot with bettas is with pristine water conditions or by using bettafix imo.


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  5. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, good water quality is all that's needed to cure fin rot.
     
  7. OP
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    The Fish Lady Valued Member Member

    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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  8. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    You shouldnt medicate unless its a last resort, so I wouldnt advise it.
     
  9. OP
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    T

    The Fish Lady Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks everyone.
     
  10. OP
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    T

    The Fish Lady Valued Member Member

    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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  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would do some water changes, the new clean water will help.
     
  12. OP
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    The Fish Lady Valued Member Member

    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?
     
  13. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    What are your water parameters?


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  14. OP
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    The Fish Lady Valued Member Member

    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?
     
  15. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    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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