return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Zoo Med Powersun UV  
click here for Nature Zone
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Meet the Various Legless lizards . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Apr. 17, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Apr. 24, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Exotic Pet Expo - Apr. 24, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - May 01, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Chesapeake Exotic Pet Expo - May 08-09,2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Chesapeake Exotic Pet Expo - May 08-09,2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - May 15, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 05, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - June 12, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - June. 19, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Frances Pauli is an award winning author with a new fantasy novel all about snakes
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Betta dorsal fin white/degenerating

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Fish, Coral, & Aquariums ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: phishie at Sat Jun 18 07:29:56 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by phishie ]  
   

Sorry for the delayed response. I hope his fins are not degenerating more. He has fin rot, which is usually caused by poor water quality (although sometimes it is caused by a bacterial infection). I recommend changing the water weekly for such a small tank, and only about 10% or your beneficial bacteria will die off and cause the cycling process to start over, which is very stressful on a fish. Betta fix is ok, but I would recommend using Melafix if it hasn't cleared up in a week of a water change. I would always rather go natural with fish because they have open systems (unlike our closed systems) and they are very susceptible to things in their environment.

I definitely don't think you should move the betta to your tank with the rosy barbs. His fins will be gone because rosy barbs are semi-aggressive, and they are quite the fin nippers, and bettas are slow moving with long flowing fins (for males). Not a good combination. You said the barbs are new? Have you noticed any fin nipping from the barbs on your danios? The danios are peaceful/community fish and also shouldn't be with barbs, although there are cases where semi-agressive coexist with peaceful fish I definitely do not advise it.

Hope this helps.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Betta dorsal fin white/degenerating - polosue25, Sat Jun 18 10:30:48 2011

<< Previous Message:  Betta dorsal fin white/degenerating - polosue25, Tue Jun 7 14:23:20 2011