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Thread: My bettas fins are disappearing?

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    My bettas fins are disappearing?

    I have had my betta since about January now and I have just noticed his fins are starting to tear and disappear. I do give his tank weekly cleanings as well as the usage of water conditioner. Does anyone know what could be the cause of this?

    I did try to google this (I found he has fin rot) but the treatment options were all over. I found just feed him certain food, give him medication, or simply just clean his tank out more frequently. Which would be the best option to proceed with?

    Thanks!

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    Definitely clean his tank more frequently, and I'd also give him the recommended food.

    In act, I would give his tank a more thorough than usual clean, maybe even new gravel, as it is porous, so hard to make sure is absolutely clean!
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    Fin rot is easy to cure. As Karen said, clean the tank more thoroughly and frequently. I preferred using the medication over the food, but I had Oscars, so they were a little more to deal with. For a betta, the food should work fine.

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    Okay, thank you both so much!

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    Good luck.

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    Depending on the size of the tank, it may need cleaned more often or more water changes. Try some meds for fin rot. Good luck little fishie.

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