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Fin Rot

fish affected by white spot disease

Fin Rot is a result of a bacterial infection or fungal infection. Sometimes both are the infection seen together. The fin rot occurs because of bad water conditions, injury, poor diet, and stress.

Fin Rot symptoms start with the edge of the fin and destroy the tissue until it reaches the fin. When each reaches the fin base, the fish probably does not recover. And the fin is damaged permanently. After finding the disease it attacks the fish body.

Fin Rot is caused by bacteria which is known as Pseudomonas fluorescens, which causes rotten fin. and fungal infection which causes the fin edge white. Finrot normally occurs because of poor water quality.

If you maintain proper water quality and tank condition, betta can be easily prevented by these diseases. Maintaining constant water temperature and offering a small portion of the food helps to prevent fin rot.

The symptoms include the fin edges turning black or brown, fins fraying, the base of the fins inflamed, a fin having a crack all over, and a fin having white dots.

For treatment, change the water regularly, provide a suitable atmosphere, maintain the correct pH value and hardness range, use antibiotics treatment, and use antifungal medicine. It is also a symptom of the external columnaris infection, which rapidly progresses in a day. In this disease, water temperature should be 24-26 C.

fish affected by white spot disease