Betty fin rot or fin nipping ?

Dmad20

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Hello. I have been noticing that my beta fish fin has been looking a little rugged lately. I’m not quite sure if it could be mild fin rot, tear, or nipping.
Water conditions are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 15 nitrate
If it’s fin rot, how could I help prevent it from getting worse & can it spread to other fishes ? I have 2 mollies and a small dwarf pleco that share the tank with my beta.
Please help!
 

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Everyone it’s going to recommend aquarium salt. I mean I am going to as well lol. Especially if you aren’t certain that it’s fin rot. You could also raise the heat in your tank to kill off any type of infection in the tank. I would also recommend isolating that betta just in case it is fin rot. You can then give him a salt bath but that might be alittle much if you aren’t certain. I would also really stress separating the betta, only because if it is fin rot it is going to spread to all the other fish. Then it’s a bigger problem. If instead you separate the infected fish early and keep and eye on it, you’ll only have to treat the one fish. Instead of treating the whole tank.
 

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You should isolate as you can't use Aquarium salt with a Pleco in the tank. And the betta would do better in a tank alone.
 
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