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Corndawg
01-14-2009, 09:55 PM
I just had a question about one of my bettas. Since Ive had him, his fins have repaired nicely where they were torn. But since then they have been growing non-stop. On the edge of them all, its translucent looking, Im guessing this is the new growth. Question being do their fins keep growing throughout their life or do they stop at some point. They are getting soooo long. Took a couple pics will cell phone, so sorry for quality.
http://i41.tinypic.com/zvzpg5.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/23u9a1l.jpg

lovleeko
01-14-2009, 10:34 PM
betta fins do grow their whole lives. They sure are getting long! Normally the older the betta gets the slower his fins will grow.

Corndawg
01-15-2009, 12:00 AM
Well they are going strong, so I guess that tells me hes got lots of time left. We will see how much longer they get. To bad my other betta has taken forever to get healthy, and now is fighting fin rot. Maybe his will come around someday.

Sharon
01-15-2009, 12:29 AM
Some Bettas seem particularly prone to fin rot. One of mine had it when I got him...it cleared up...now it's back with a vengenance.

lovleeko
01-15-2009, 12:30 AM
Well they are going strong, so I guess that tells me hes got lots of time left. We will see how much longer they get. To bad my other betta has taken forever to get healthy, and now is fighting fin rot. Maybe his will come around someday.


Yeah, I'm sure it will. fin rot can be a real pain sometimes but sometimes you get the the easy to cure fin rot. Just make sure you treat with fungus clear and antibacterial gram negative drugs like tetracycline in combination because you can never tell which is causing the fin rot. On the bright side, the fins grow back really fast. The only thing that sucks is when you have a multicolor and their fins get torn or rot or whatever they dont come back the same pattern.