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Old 12-03-2023, 02:49 PM   #1
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Unhealthy betta ?

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I noticed that my betta fins are not looking like these used to, I tried taking a close photo, can you please tell me how bad is it ? And apart from regular water changes what else can I do to stop the rotting and help the fish back in form ?

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Those decorations look a little sharp. The betta might be catching its fins and tearing them. Run a piece of nylon over the decorations, if it snags on anything then remove the decoration.

Clean water will help with healing up so up the water change frequency. You could consider adding some aquarium salt to help prevent any infection setting in. 1 rounded tablespoon per 5 gallons, if you see no improvement after a week, double the dosage. Remember to add in more salt in proportion to any water changes.
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Adding to Aiken's suggestions, what are you feeding the fish? Bettas should get a nice variety of foods ( protein and vegetable matter). Good nutrition and clean water does a wonders for Bettas.
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Hello,

This is what I am giving to my Betta
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This is what I am giving to my Betta
You might want to add some gut loaded frozen brine shrimp to these to get some vegetable matter into the fish for better digestion. An all dried food diet can lead to constipation.
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