Is This Fin Rot?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Bumblebells, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Bumblebells

    BumblebellsNew MemberMember

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    Hi guys,

    My betta, Tank, has had decaying fins before, but the new tissue growth outweighed the decay so I didn’t worry about it.
    I’m now worried about his back tail...I feel like it’s getting shorter. Is this fin rot? Is new tissue growing? Should I add aquarium salt?

    He’s acting perfectly fine, eating well, making big bubble nests.

    The temperature is at 78.
    I have a 3 gallon tank.


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  2. FrostedFlakes

    FrostedFlakesWell Known MemberMember

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    Can you please fill out the template here
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  3. Jaguar

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    Bumblebells

    BumblebellsNew MemberMember

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    Tank


    What is the water volume of the tank? 3 gallons

    How long has the tank been running? two weeks

    Does it have a filter? yes

    Does it have a heater? yes

    What is the water temperature? 78

    What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) just one betta fish.


    Maintenance

    How often do you change the water? partial change weekly, full change every third week.

    How much of the water do you change? 50%

    What do you use to treat your water? water conditioner

    Do you vacuum the substrateor just the water? i vacuum both


    *Parameters - Very Important

    Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? yes

    What do you use to test the water? the store bought kits

    What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.


    Ammonia: 0

    Nitrite: 0

    pH: 6.5


    Feeding

    How often do you feed your fish? daily

    How much do you feed your fish? 5 pellets

    What brand of food do you feed your fish? petco

    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? freeze-dried bloodworms


    Illness & Symptoms

    How long have you had this fish? 6 months

    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? about a month ago

    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? jagged fins

    Have you started any treatment for the illness? i tried some bacterial medicine and i’m starting aquarium salts

    Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? no

    How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? jagged fins
     
  5. FrostedFlakes

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    I'd try increased water changes with an antiseptic. You can use botanicals such as almond leaves or Seachem stressguard. If you want to go the medication route you can try kanaplex. It can be used as a last case scenario. It is a tough med so if you want to try something softer first you can use paraguard. I've seen people use this with success. But I would try the antiseptics as well, finrot can take time.
     








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