fin rot

  1. M

    Clamped fins & tail, swim bladder or bouyancy issues

    1. Water parameters. (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, PH, temp', Hardness etc) currently doing 100% water changes daily for small holding container floating in a tank for heating purpose. Fresh water with fresh indian almond leaf piece, a small live plant, Prime treated, temperature matched. 2. A...
  2. R

    Betta with fin rot and signs of dropsy?

    Hi everyone, I have had a betta fish since February with no problems, he lives with 3 African Dwarf Frogs and there are no issues with his tank mates. I went away back to university for 10 days and (did my usual 25-50% water change before I left) when I came back he was hiding in one corner of...
  3. M

    Fin rot

    Hello I need some help with fin rot on 2 of my fish. 1 silver tip and 1 guppy so far. The silver tip lost it's tail and the guppy part of tail and top fin. I just used eSHa treayment for the first time tonight 20 drops as I have aprox 80l of water in the tank. I have a comunity tank with various...
  4. A

    Gourami Fin Rot or Fin Nipping?

    So... This has been a really horrible year with my fish tank stocking. My 30 gallon tank has 6 tiger barbs, 1 Dalmatian molly, 4 albino corydora catfish, and a dwarf gourami. There's a little background to how I ended up with this mix of fish. At first, I wanted a species-only tank with tiger...
  5. J

    Could he have fin rot?

    Hi, I got my betta two days ago and had him put into a tank which had been conditioned and running (filter & heater) for 3 days. The water temperature has been between 25-27 degrees celcius with the water filter running non-stop. I took a look at his tail today and saw that it had been frayed...
  6. K

    Tiger Barb fin question - fin rot??

    I have a 36 gal with 8 tiger barbs, 2 tetras & 2 swordtails. Everyone has been very peaceful & no issues. They have all lived together for about 6 months. There is 1 that appears to have shimmies but after looking further I have noticed it is missing most of his fins. Not sure if he is getting...
  7. P

    Help with Fin Rot

    Hello everyone, I have my betta in a 5 gallon tank and I've had him a while but now he has fin rot. I was having trouble with the filter in his old tank and unfortunately he got fin rot due to that, but now he's in a new tank with a much better filter. I've dealt with fin rot before and was able...
  8. A


    Hey everyone, I have had my beta Neptune for about 6 months now. He is in a 2.5 gallon tank with a small filter, water heater, and a couple sprouted pothos cuttings. The temp is consistently around 80 degrees. I change the water 50% twice a week and clean the tank every 2-3 weeks. I test the...
  9. B

    Betta clamped fins - don't know what else to do

    I'm not a new fishkeeper, but by no means an expert either. My betta, had her for 6 months, probably a year old, has had a mild fin rot for 2 months that I haven't been able to fully heal. Tried upping water changes, salt, antiobiotics, never fully healed. Now she has clamped fins (see pic). The...
  10. K

    Fin Rot or Fin Nipping?

    My betta used to have such a beautiful billowing tail, but now it’s short with big chunks missing. A few weeks ago, he was not doing so well and so I put some catappa bark in his tank, and he has been doing so well since then! The water is very brown which you can see in the pictures, and the...
  11. A

    Tiger Barb fins nearly gone?!

    Hi there! I went away on vacation for 2 days, my fish were fed by a trust worthy family friend. I come back to one of my tiger barbs fins nearly gone, the poor thing is swimming funny and struggling, but still swimming and trying to eat as well. I have 7 tiger barbs in total, some tetra too...
  12. K

    Sick Neon Tetra! I’m a beginner and I need advice

    I had 7 neon Tetras for about a month. About a week ago one passed very suddenly. He was fine till an hour before and his only issue was swimming weird. Now another is sick and I can’t figure out what it is. It’s only swimming strange and it’s eyes seem bigger then the others, so maybe popeye...
  13. sidonkorok

    possible fin rot??

    hi! recently i’ve noticed my twin tail half moon betta’s (his name is sidon!) fins look a bit more rugged than usual? i want to prevent any fin rot so i would like to know what the best products are to prevent this i’d appreciate any help! :thanks:
  14. A

    Need help emergency! Betta and cardinal terra

    Bit of a long post but please read all PLEASE NOTE I am brand new to this and have only had my fish for around 1 week : I Have got a 30L tropical tank, which was left cycling for nearly 2 weeks before any fish went in. There is lots of live plants also some plastic ones, lots of hiding spots...
  15. D

    Fin Nipping or Fin Rot on my guppy

    Hello, i am looking for some advice. I have noticed my male guppy has a few marks on his tail. Like a silvery whitish patch here and there. Is this fin rot, fin nipping or something else? Currently i have only 4 male guppies together in the tank. I don't want to dose him if not necessary with...
  16. C

    Fin rot or nipping? HELP!

    Hello, I have three male guppies and two female guppies. They are separated by a divider, and I am trying to move the females to a new tank soon. For the last week or so, I thought one of the males might have had a swollen abdomen, but I also thought it could just be fat. However, I just...
  17. K

    Does my betta have fin rot?

    Hello, I’m worried about my black mustard betta. I might be paranoid but I just want to make sure that’s he’s ok. I’ve noticed some of his scales are a little bruised up and on top of his eyes, there’s like a white clear dot. I got rid of the plastic plant that might have caused damaged. I’ve...
  18. Irksome

    does columnaris have to be introduced?

    Hello. I was asking earlier about red fin rot. It was a small patch this afternoon and now it is much worse. Half his tail is down to the rays in the space of a few hours. I suspect a bacterial infection. He was quite badly injured and nothing new has been added to the tank, could it be...
  19. Irksome

    Can fin rot be red?

    Hello. My guppy sustained a bad tail injury during cleaning last week and I have been keeping close eye on him since for fin rot. It appears he may have a little but it is bright red. Is this something worse than fin rot? I have not seen red on torn fins before.
  20. C

    Please help! Fin rot

    Hi I am new to the forum, I have a 29g tank that has been fully cycled for about 4 months. I have sand but no live plants. I have 5 guppys and 5 bronze corys. About a week and a half ago I noticed one of my corys looked like it had the early signs of fin rot. I checked the nitrates with the...