Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 190

Oh man, it's been 81 days.... X___X Well let's hope there won't be a repeat.

In any case, this post will be about my little betta. He seems to have something like fin rot I think, but I'm not sure. Here are the pictures of him (it's so hard taking pictures of the little guy):

So, you can see his tailfin. D: It used to be so lovely. ;o; I'm trying aquarium salt at the moment, and he seems to be all right with it, though maybe I should go with a lighter dose next time to see if that is still ok.

But ever since I got the new heater and filter, he's been hanging around them a lot. o.o


  1. Hey Luna,
    I wouldn't stress too much, it looks like it is just damage from the old plant.

    It should grow back, although MAY not grow back as perfect as it was, but he will be fine.

    I recommend Indian Almond Leaves (IAL), they have anti-bacterial properties, and will heal this guy up in no time - while also preventing damage and diseases, and turning the water a tea-colour, which makes them feel like they are in their natural habitat, promotes them to breed/be in their best condition. :)

    I get mine from here -
    I highly recommend this couple, they are so helpful, quick and provide the best quality IAL's available.

    Bear in mind that if your filter has carbon, it will remove the goodness/tannins IAL's leech.
    Also, it looks like your filter may be a little strong for your guy. Bettas don't like a lot of current, and HM's especially aren't the best with water-movement.
    I personally use sponge filters, they are only small, but do a wonderful job at cleaning, don't remove IAL, and they don't provide a strong current. Worth looking into. :)

    In the mean time, a little bit of the aquarium salt will be good. Maybe some Melafix/Bettafix if you can get any.

    Hope this helps,
    all the best,

  2. Oh, and I'm pretty certain he doesn't have any parasites, either.

    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! You were right, he was only torn from old plants (and possibly having a nightmare a few times and darting about in fear, the poor dear). He's a lot better now, but I didn't need the leaves you recommended, He's a spry little guy and seemed to just heal up a few days after my last post.
      The odd thing is that he seems to love swimming in the current now. He's such an odd ball. :3
      In any case, I did use melafix to help him heal and it worked for a few days. :3

      Once again thanks so much for helping me and I'm sorry for the late reply. I managed to forget about my blog. :(

  3. Well I'm very glad that he has healed up!
    I still do recommend the IAL - they prevent disease just as much as they cure them, and the bettas sure love them!

    All the best!