New Betta, Possible Fin Rot?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by BReefer97, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    Hello everyone! I created an account here to help with my betta fish. I got him about a month ago, he's a crown tail, dragonscale betta fish. He's in a 5 gallon tank with silk plants (I'm ordering live ones this week for him), heated, filtered, and cycled. Now, I don't know if it's just me, but figuring out if a crown tail has fin rot is hard. His fins are very fine and stringy, and some are even curled at the ends. The curling has gotten better since he's settled into his tank, but I just cannot figure out if he has mild fin rot, or if his fins are just the way his fins are.
    I've attached pictures, let me know what you guys think.

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  2. Manoj AroraValued MemberMember

    Nope doesn't look like fin rot to me. That's how my male betta looked when he was young.
    Beautiful betta by the way
  3. FishL:))Well Known MemberMember

    Hello! Welcome to FishLore! I think since you're taking such good care of him and he is just healing from fin rot( H probably had it last month when you got him). He should be back to normal soon because of how you're caring for him. Also, that's just the "style" of your betta.
  4. NanologistWell Known MemberMember

    I agree with this. Even if he had started developing fin rot in that cloudy water cup, he is most likely on his way to recovering.

    My Betta, Phil, had a fairly bad case at Petsmart and all it took was clean water and time for his fins to start growing back. Unless you notice more loss from when you got him there's most likely nothing to worry about.
  5. BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    Thank you! I was worried about him, I just want to give him the best life possible and make sure he's as healthy as I can get him. He's my Little Boy :)
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