Warning: This Pirate May Contain Snark (frankthepirate) wrote in tank_talk,
Warning: This Pirate May Contain Snark
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Problems with my bettas (2 pics)

First, Erick is changing colours, which is a bit weird. Or is that normal? The black is spreading and he's getting metallic sea green stripes as seen in pic below.

Second, Mr Melinko's tail has many splits from a fight at the pet shop, and some of the splits go straight to his fin base, what can I do to help him heal besides frequent water changes? Should I add salt or something?

Thanks all in advance! More pics of Erick are Here and more pics of Mr Melinko are Here 
 
Erick
Mr Melinko
Water parameters
      Temerature range: 75-79F
      pH: 7.8
      GH: no test kit for this test
      KH:no test kit for this test
      Ammonia: 0ppm
      Nitrate: 0.2ppm
      Nitrite: 0ppm
      Water change frequency: 25% 2x week
Tank set up
      Size: 27ltr
      Substrate: sand
      Filtration: built in pad and bio
      Furnishings: lots of plants, terracotta plant pot
      Other tank mates: none
      How long has it been set-up? 2 years
      When was the last new fish added? 31/03/07 (when I got him)
      Is there a heater in the tank? yes
      Symptoms / Problem description: nibbled fins - some with white tip though not fluffy, got stuck to the filter the other day then just swam off on his own like he was just leaning on it, but has been fine for last 2 days and filter is very weak, also has colour change, was all pale pink with black scales when I got him. Nibbled fins are from panda corys that lived with him til I caught them nibbling his fins while he was sleeping (in all fairness I was feeding them worms that are the same colour, but they've been moved)
      Action taken (if any): more water changes, plants around the filter to block easy fish access
      Medications used (if any): none
 
Water parameters
      Temerature range: 74-76F
      pH: 7.2
      GH: no test kit for this test
      KH:no test kit for this test
      Ammonia: 0ppm
      Nitrate: 0.3ppm
      Nitrite: 0ppm
      Water change frequency: 25% 3x week
Tank set up
      Size: 10ltr
      Substrate: none
      Filtration: none
      Furnishings: terracotta plant pot
      Other tank mates: none
      How long has it been set-up? few days
      When was the last new fish added? 06/04/07 (I only got him on 04/04/07 and he was in a holding tub til I got the tank set up, I used water from another tank and a terracotta pot from another tank as well.)
      Is there a heater in the tank? no - room is heated
      Symptoms / Problem description: split fins, though no fungus or rot. Was rescued from a pet store where the divider had fallen and he got mixed in with a much bigger betta.
      Action taken (if any): more water changes
      Medications used (if any): none
 
 
 



Cross posted to every fishy place I know of, I really want to help my little fishies.

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