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Old June 17th 04, 12:09 AM
Kelly
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I have a betta who has a very tattered tail... I think he must have scraped
it up against the plants or something. Will the fin repair itself and/or
grow back?

Thanks
Kelly


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Old June 17th 04, 08:38 AM
The Outcaste
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On 17 Jun 2004 03:25:05 GMT, (TYNK 7) bubbled forth the
following:

a nile file


How much does it cost to import one of these all the way from Egypt?
;-)

(sorry, couldn't resist -- it's been one of those days....)

Jerry
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Old June 17th 04, 06:58 PM
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I took the plastic plants out, and I'm going to try and find replacements
that are a little more soft edged. I came home today and his top fin is now
frayed as well sigh. So I decided to ditch the plants. I put in an extra
jar for him to hide in.... everything else in the tank has smooth edges now.
Unless he is getting his fins tied up in the intake tube of the filter
system, there's not much I can do about that. Or is there?

Kelly

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Subject: Betta with frayed fins
From: "Kelly"
Date: 6/16/2004 6:09 PM Central Daylight Time
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I have a betta who has a very tattered tail... I think he must have

scraped
it up against the plants or something. Will the fin repair itself and/or
grow back?

Thanks
Kelly


Yes, it should grow back.
However, you're going to want to figure out what he's getting snagged on.
If it's from plastic plants, that's easily fixed.
Take them out, find the sharp edge/s and file down gently with some fine

sand
paper or a nile file.
Do keep his water clean and warm.
This will help in him heal up faster.
Keep an eye on the ends of his fins. Look for signs of fin rot or fungus.
Most won't get a secondary infection, but it's always a good idea to keep

a
close eye on those with injured fins.



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Old June 17th 04, 07:33 PM
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Default Betta with frayed fins

|| I took the plastic plants out, and I'm going to try and find
|| replacements that are a little more soft edged. I came home today
|| and his top fin is now frayed as well sigh. So I decided to ditch
|| the plants. I put in an extra jar for him to hide in.... everything
|| else in the tank has smooth edges now. Unless he is getting his fins
|| tied up in the intake tube of the filter system, there's not much I
|| can do about that. Or is there?
||
|| Kelly

I've got a betta, in a 5g with 2 ADFs, they love the tank... but one thing
about ADFs, they have a tendancy to jump out when surfacing for air... so we
lower the water about 1.5" from the top.. this creates alot of noise when
filter is kicking at 100%.. So what I do to slow down the flow, is pull up
on the intake tube, just enough to slow the flow... Take a look at your
filter and if you can, gently pull up on the intake tube and see if that
doesn't slow things down a bit... it also lessens the vacuum and if he IS
getting caught inthe intake tube, that can help... Mine pulled so hard, I
took a peice of sponge, cleaned it, and stuffed it into the basket that
covers the intake tube... I didn't totally block it, there's a 1/4" area at
the top that is open... nothing actually blocks the flow, just slows it down
to more managable flow...

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Old June 17th 04, 08:41 PM
nuchumYussel
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Default Betta with frayed fins

What are his tank mates, if any? Please also indicate the gender of
all the fish if you know it.

Evan
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Old June 17th 04, 08:41 PM
nuchumYussel
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Default Betta with frayed fins

What are his tank mates, if any? Please also indicate the gender of
all the fish if you know it.

Evan
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Old June 17th 04, 08:42 PM
nuchumYussel
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What are his tank mates, if any? Please also indicate the gender of
all the fish if you know it.

Evan
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Old June 17th 04, 08:42 PM
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Default Betta with frayed fins

What are his tank mates, if any? Please also indicate the gender of
all the fish if you know it.

Evan
 




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