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possible fin rot? or more?

Discussion in 'Betta Splendens' started by danae, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. danae

    danae New Member

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    Ive been away at uni for a few months and my family has been taking care of my betta. they sent me a video of her today and it seems like her fins are breaking. is this just fin rot? if so what should i treat her with?
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    I would be more concerned about the belly and body shape than the tail.

    I would say the fish has a growth in its body that is causing the swollen belly, bent back and general poor health, including clamped tail.

    Check the water quality and maybe do a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate every day for a week. Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it is added to the tank.

    Clean the filter if that hasn't been done in the last 2 weeks.

    If the fish is still eating, vary its diet.

    I don't think there's much you can do apart from keep the water clean and when the fish stops eating, euthanise it.
     
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    i posted about her body shape a month back when it first popped up, the person who replied told me it was a tumor or a cyst. if that is whats causing her fins to break is there no medicine or anything that i can treat her with to help with that?
     
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    If it's a tumour or cysts there's nothing you can do except keep the fish comfortable and euthanise it when it stops eating.

    When tumours/ cysts get big, they put pressure on the other organs and reduce circulation. The body's immune system deteriorates and eventually the fish dies.
     
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    okay, thank you for the help!
     

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