Betta Ripped a Fin!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums' started by bcBIGbud420, Jul 7, 2012.

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  1. bcBIGbud420

    bcBIGbud420 Plankton

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    As the title states, I awoke this morning to the horror of my Betta with a tear in it's fin because of some plastic foliage, which I have since taken out of my tank. The tear itself is pretty big and there seems to be a nice size piece still attached to the very end of the fin. Should I be worried and what should I watch out for?
     
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  3. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    I would watch for infection and parisites. I would give the betta something to boost it's ammune system and something to give it a large slime coat
     
  4. zackscott20

    zackscott20 Fire Shrimp

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    stress coat is good stuff. i used it when i had a freshwater tank
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It will be fine as long as you have good water quality and follow the above suggestions.
     
  6. bcBIGbud420

    bcBIGbud420 Plankton

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    I just did an entire tank clean. cleaned the sides, rocks and decorations. Did a 40% water change and cleaned my filter. Hopefully it helps her heal faster