View Full Version : Fins not growing back.....
11-05-2007, 06:02 PM
I posted a while ago that puffin had started chewing his fins. Well they still haven't started growing back. All 3 of his fins look like I took some scissors and cut them straight across. They're all squared and stuff. Ya guys don't think its fin rot do you? They're not getting any shorter, but they're not growing back either....and the ends look a little dark (blackish). I can post pics later if it'll help at all?
11-05-2007, 09:53 PM
Hmm, dark blackish on the ends? That does sound like it could be bacterial fin rot. A picture would help.
11-05-2007, 10:59 PM
that doesn't sound good at all. Yeah a pic would help alot to tell what it is.
I hope that Puffin gets better.
11-06-2007, 07:03 AM
usually if the fins are not that badly ripped, they grow back in two weeks, but having black ends is a trouble . It maybe a bacterial infection or rottening cuz they r not growing back . Solution !!!, Put some sort of antibacteria Another effective solution, take a scissor and cut the fins half the size. They will grow back for sure and the rotten fins will be gone for good . Also remove the betta and cycle your tank for a week! Hope this helps.
11-06-2007, 04:48 PM
I dont need to cycle the tank....its only 2.5 gallons and I do two 50% water changes weekly. I've never had problems with the water in that tank.
I added some salt and melafix....though i've heard that melafix isn't a good solution to fin-rot. I'm just wondering if thats what it is, just for the fact that the fins are not getting any shorter.
11-06-2007, 10:49 PM
If its not fin rot I wonder why the fins aren't growing back. Seems like you should see some regrowth by now. Fin rot can happen so slowly that its hard to tell the fins are getting shorter. If you have a picture you took say a month ago then take a picture today and compare the two. That might be helpful.
11-06-2007, 11:36 PM
I just stared at his fins...it looks like they're growing back a little, just VERY slowly. I'll get Rob to take a pic for me.
11-07-2007, 12:46 AM
how long has the fins been like that for??
11-07-2007, 12:59 AM
Probably 3 weeks...
11-07-2007, 01:02 AM
yeah they should be fully grown back by now.....hmmmm.....thats weird...the only thing i can think of is some sort of parasite because you were saying that puffin was chewing on himself??? i think that it just sounds like he was trying to get rid of it...like when i dog gets fleas...they itch and itch thinking that if they do that it will get rid of the fleas...also to make it feel better.
But yeah that would be my guess...but if they are coming back then i think that whatever it was has gone away now.
Siamese Fighter 1
11-07-2007, 04:41 PM
i dont know that much about fin rot but using dried almond leaves helps the fin growth
Recipes. Use one square-inch of leaf per half-gallon of water for individual fish. Use one leaf per 10-gallon rearing tank for the fry. Use one-leaf per half-filled 10-gallon breeding tank.
Results. First you see your water turn yellow, then brown. The changed water seems to harden their scales. It helps them heal wounds and ward off illnesses. Be careful, because it also makes the male more aggressive at breeding time. On the other hand, it also helps the female recover from any wounds she receives during the breeding process.
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