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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! ADCC85D0-F1E6-4A8E-A659-B7DFBDB732D2.jpeg :thanks:
 
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How much water do you replace
i’ll replace almost all of the water sometimes, today i cleaned out his tank entirely and rinsed out his aquarium rocks but i would say i take out 4 gallons regularly (5gallon tank sadly)
 

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i’ll replace almost all of the water sometimes, today i cleaned out his tank entirely and rinsed out his aquarium rocks but i would say i take out 4 gallons regularly (5gallon tank sadly)
I'll let other members have an input into your problem
 

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Make sure your tank has a neutral natural base in it plant your system to between 30-50% of its volume. we don't need filtration as he is a fighter. What we do need is to make the tank stable and remove as much chemical as possible. If you use water conditioner fine but only change 25% of the water the plant will act as a biological filter. We would like to see the water slightly acid, this will help to covert the fish waste into something non toxic. Alkaline/hard water is not ideal for fighting fish and can cause fin decay.
 

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It doesn’t look like fin biting to me. Usually chunks are taken out in that case. Do daily water changes of 70% for 10 days and add dissolved aquarium salt at 1 tablespoon per every 5 gallons the first day. Second day and on add 3/4 tablespoon of dissolved aquarium salt for every 5 gallons after 70% water change. If things don’t improve after 5 days, try a bacterial medication such as Furan-2. :)
 

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It doesn’t look like fin biting to me. Usually chunks are taken out in that case. Do daily water changes of 70% for 10 days and add dissolved aquarium salt at 1 tablespoon per every 5 gallons the first day. Second day and on add 3/4 tablespoon of dissolved aquarium salt for every 5 gallons after 70% water change. If things don’t improve after 5 days, try a bacterial medication such as Furan-2. :)
And so that won't harm the fish I assume
 

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