The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Please help me diagnose my sick Betta
View Single Post
post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: sacramento
Posts: 6
Please help me diagnose my sick Betta

Hello Everyone,
A couple months ago I purchased a Halfmoon Betta from Petsmart. I set up a 5g for him. I noticed that my Bettas fins looked a little roughed up at the edges but figured that they would heal up. Over the last few months his fin condition has not improved. His fins are now frayed and have pieces missing. I think it is fin rot, but I am hesitant to use antibiotics. What is the best way to effectively treat fin rot?


Housing-5g tank
Temp - around 75F w/ heater
Filter-Yes, Tetra Whisper 5
Tank mates- cryptos, anubias, some floaters, some river rocks
Food- a variety:frozen blood worms, Hikari baby betta pellets, Tetra tropical flakes.
Maintenance- 50%water change every 4 weeks or so treated with Tetra aquasafe
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	sick fish.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	62.4 KB
ID:	71169  

Last edited by goobypls; 01-21-2013 at 08:30 PM. Reason: revise
goobypls is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome