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  1. Default Possible Fin rot? Please help


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    Since I got him, about a month and a half ago, his fins have always looked like that. I just figured that's just how he looked but now I've become paranoid and wondering if maybe he's had fin rot this whole time and I haven't treated it. It hasn't gotten worse or anything since I've had him. I do a 10-15% water change every week, his temp is up at 78*, his water levels are normal, and he's eating fine and active and just being a happy little fish. So my question is; should I treat his tank? Or are his fins just made that way?

    Thanks!



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    Are you referring to the white fin margins? Unless the fin area is decreasing, I wouldn't worry. Some bettas have naturally white fin margins.
    I'd be more concerned about what looks like a spinal deformity to me. The tail region appears compressed in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Are you referring to the white fin margins? Unless the fin area is decreasing, I wouldn't worry. Some bettas have naturally white fin margins.
    I'd be more concerned about what looks like a spinal deformity to me. The tail region appears compressed in the picture.
    Oh no a spinal deformity? Is this a better picture to tell from?





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    Your betta has a shortened spine. The good news is, it likely is congenital and won't get worse. As long as he acts normal, you can treat him like any other betta.

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    I was wondering why he seemed so much smaller than other Bettas but I guess that explains it. Thank you so much!



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