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    Hey guys! I’m new to the forum. So, bear with me while I’m learning the ropes. I introduced a male halfmoon to my 10 gallon fully-cycled community tank at the end of October. He’s been doing great. He’s an active swimmer with a healthy appetite. About a week ago I noticed a pinkish discoloration at the tip of his fins. Not sure if this is good or bad. About 3 weeks ago I began adding Seachem’s stress guard during my regular water changes. I’m wondering if the stress guard is causing this. Any ideas or users with similar issues?

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    Welcome to the AC

    Can you post a few pics of the betta's tail?...why did you begin the Stress Guard to the tank?

    What other fish are in there with him?
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    Thanks! It’s difficult to photograph, more apparent in person. Based on reviews and research, it seemed like stress guard might be a good supplement for preventative care. There are 3 balloon mollies, 3 albino cories, and a mystery snail in the tank.

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    Tail looks fine to me, probably just natural color change as the betta matures.

    The dorsal fin looks a little ragged, though

    A few more questions: what is your water change schedule?...what type of test kit and water conditioner do you use?

    How did you cycle the tank, and what are your readings for ammonia, nitrIte, and ntrAte?
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    I set up the tank in August 2018. I cycled usng the 3 balloon mollies. I have an API master freshwater test kit. When I began, I was testing water parameters daily. I did frequent partial water changes as I began to see ammonia and nitrite spikes. By October, I was consistently seeing 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite. At that point, I felt it was pretty safe to start adding a few more inhabitants. That’s when I added the cories and betta. Now, I test my water parameters weekly. Ammonia and nitrite are consistently 0. Nitrates rise to about 20-30 weekly. So, I’ve been doing weekly 50% water changes to keep the nitrates in check. So far, everyone seems to be doing well.

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    Sounds good...if he does have a bit of fin rot, fresh clean water will help alot.

    I recommend Seachem Prime for your water conditioner, if you don't use it already...the best one out there, IMO
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    I started using Prime a few months ago and I couldn’t agree more. I’m setting up a 36 gallon tank today, which I’ll eventually transfer my fish from the 10 gal into the 36. I’ve been running the new filter alongside the old filter in the 10 gal since December to help with the cycling. Do you think the stress guard is overkill?

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    Might not be overkill, but probably just isn't needed

    I like as few chemicals in my tanks as possible, personally
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    A read on balloon mollies (and other "balloon" fish), just FYI

    https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co....n-balloon-fish
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