I set up this tank in order to restore a double tail full moon betta's finnage.
I purchased this betta at a discount since the seller stated that the doubletail had completely shortened/frayed his entire tail, about 50%. Luckily the damage was not from fin rot but incurred during transit (from Thailand to Canada).
- Lighting: AquaLighter Nano
- Substrate: Fluval Stratum
- Heater: EHEIM Jager 50W
- Filter: ISTA MaxCare External Canister 360L/H
- Green cabomba
- Hygrophilia corymbosa
- Pogostemon helferi
- Omega One Buffet Pellets
- Northfin Betta Bits Formula
- New Life Spectrum Betta Fish Formula
Setting up the Project FYNN:
Initial tank setup:
Adding nitrifying bacteria from another tank of mine:
Glass top with netting to prevent jumping mishaps:
- Spraybar is directed towards the back tank wall, minimizing the current flow to 'gentle'
- Additives used to assist in healing are standard Indian Almond Leaves and slime coat/dechlorinator products (stress coat/seachem prime)
- Heater is set to 81F
- Feedings are done twice a day with 3-5 pellets + 1 fasting day
- Weekly water changes will be performed (~3 to 6L)
- A betta scoop will be used in the future to prevent damage to fins (for now I will be using a plastic container to scoop him up)
- Live food culture is being considered... although they are a hassle they will be a rare treat now and then
Project FYNN was started on Sept 24th, and I received my betta Sept 28th (yesterday).
I will take weekly pictures of Mr. Betta for Project FYNN. I plan on doing a time lapse video to show the progression once his finnage fully recovers.
Feel free to offer any advice and recommendations to further increase the success of Project FYNN
Thanks for reading!
Bump: And since I received him yesterday
Here is Week 1's picture: