fin rot

  1. V

    Rot or Not?

    Not sure if my betta has fin rot or if it’s black coloring? He has the black coloring on his gills too, so I’m not sure if it is coloring or rot of some kind. Would love to know your opinions! I have 5 ghost shrimp (they get along very well) with him in his tank, so I’ll have to either be very...
  2. A

    Rescued betta with shredded/missing fins

    Hi everyone! I’m realitively new to the fish world, however I’ve done extensive research on Bettas over the past month before making the commitment to own a betta fish. Before adopting my little guy I acquired a 5.5 gallon filtered tank and a 50 watt heater. Right now I’m only treating the...
  3. N

    Help! Lethargic betta!!

    Hi there, I recently completed my first aquabid purchase--a gorgeous big fin koi half moon male that came from Thailand. I unboxed him Thursday evening, he wasn't dead but arrived with a good bit of his tail fin missing. I couldn't tell if it was fin rot or if he was tail nipping during...
  4. T

    Is my betta injured or sick? white spot, red spot, some gold

    Hi! I'm new to this forum, so I apologize if this isn't in the right section or anything. But, I'm worried about my betta, and I think I need advice! I got him from Petco in October 2017 (a few months ago). The poor boy has been dealing with fin rot for a few months (for reasons that I'm unsure...
  5. jupiter88

    how to treat stubborn fin rot?

    hello.my betta splenden has a really stubborn case of fin rot. He's had it off and on for a couple of months, I thought I managed to get rid of it by using Melafix, but due to some failures in judgement on my part he's picked it up again. He's in a 5g all alone with a heater and filter, but at...
  6. N

    Betta fin melt/rot help!!

    Hi-- I have another thread open about this issue but am seeking additional help for secondary questions I have. I have a male butterfly named Mushu in a 5.5 gal heated and filtered planted tank with sand, driftwood, 3 ghost shrimp and moss balls. I have done a fish in cycle (cycle may not be...
  7. N

    Betta fin melt/rot help!!

    Hi-- I have another thread open about this issue but am seeking additional help for secondary questions I have. I have a male butterfly named Mushu in a 5.5 gal heated and filtered planted tank with sand, driftwood, 3 ghost shrimp and moss balls. I have done a fish in cycle (cycle may not be...
  8. B

    Fin rot or tail biting?

    Bought this betta 5 days ago, and his fins weren't like this upon purchase - i believe its just tail biting but i want to be sure.
  9. Gracie1275

    Fin Rot??

    I have a male Halfmoon Twintail Betta named Craig. He is my first fish and I have only had him for three days. I have him in a 10 gallon tank with a heater, filter, and plenty of decorations and hiding spots. The first day I had him, his color was fine. His body is a beautiful dark blue, and his...
  10. hyrulelegend091

    How Does He Look?

    Hi everyone! If you are on fishlore.com as well, you may have already seen this post, but I always love getting a variety of opinions! Here's the story: A few months ago, my sister got three bettas. Cool, except she claims she "didn't know how to clean the tanks." I only found this out after the...
  11. BettaEm19

    Betta's tail quickly frayed? Strange tearing and hole under a week.

    This all started when I did a partial water change on Monday night. He seemed completely fine except that he got a scratch on both sides of his face, which I have no idea where it came from. I must've been out of the room when it happened, but either way I took pre-caution and removed a plant...
  12. H

    Rescue Betta and Fin Rot

    I recently bought a new betta from the dreaded Walmart. His antiseptic water had faded from bright blue to clear, he had absolutely no food, and it appeared that he has a pretty terrible case of fin rot. I've had many happy and healthy bettas and when I saw his condition it broke my heart to see...
  13. J

    Bristlenose catfish tail rot

    Hi, Can anyone suggest treatment for my bristlenose catfish. Tail is rotting. Bristles on face are fine. Other catfish in tank has no issues. Tank is 150L. No other fish in tank (tetras) have any fin issues. Tail has been slowly deteriorating for weeks. I've tried methylene blue dip/bath for 10...
  14. P

    How to Cure Fin Rot

    Hello, I know many similar threads have been posted, but it's difficult to find them all and synthesize the relevant information to my situation, so I'd greatly appreciate some advice. I got a new male veltail betta fish a week and a half ago from the pet store. I was mildly suspicious he had...
  15. M

    Chronic fin rot - nothing's working

    My betta, Watson, is a rescue fish. He's got a bent spine but it hasn't effected him much at all. I moved and the stress caused him to eat a good portion of his tail. It's been growing back but he's had fin rot the entire time (almost 4 months now) and nothing I've tried has gotten rid of it, on...
  16. L

    First-time owner: Fin rot?

    Hello, I'm a first-time fish owner so forgive me if I'm ignorant on the subject. I have a half moon betta that I've had for about 7 months now that seems to have chronic fin rot. He lives in a fluval chi 5 gallon by himself, with a constant temperature of about 78 degrees (I use a tetra 2-10...
  17. Willard The Betta

    Is this fin rot?

    Hi everyone...I need help diagnosing Willard's condition. 2 days ago I noticed his fins deteriorating so I began doing research. Everything seems to point to fin rot. I added a little aquarium salt and that at least got Willard to stop flashing and scratching. Today, I quarantined him while...
  18. S

    EMERGENCY! New betta fin rot??

    i got this male betta a little over a week ago and had him in a 1.5 gal bowl and two days ago i moved him to a 3.5 gallon tank with a filter and heater, my thermometer says the temp is at 81 degrees, but i've noticed a black outline on his tail and it kinda looks like the ends of his fins are a...
  19. HarpyFishLover

    My very old guppy is pretty sick...

    Over the past month, my old guppy Max has been constantly sick. Last week he had parasites, which I took care of and he recovered from. Today, however, I woke up to half of his tail missing. After looking closer, I found out that the tip is black and between the black and the orange (normal...
  20. A

    Fin rot won't stop

    About a week and a half ago I noticed my Betta had some fin rot starting, and after some reading I started doing daily 90% water changes and adding salt, but nothing seems to work really and it's getting pretty bad - he's lost about a quarter of his fin's length and honestly I'm pretty freaked...
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