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Old 07-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #11 
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Then its clamped fins.
I'll have to get a picture at work tomorrow because clearly I'm not explaining things well enough. I'm sorry that I did not provide a picture in the first place.

The fish tries to stretch his fins out but they are stuck together, particularly the tail, and he can only get them to stretch so far. The end of his tail comes to a sharp point, making the the whole tail look like a triangle. He's not clamped (in the sense of hunkering down because he is uncomfortable, which I assume is what you meant by clamped fins), or lethargic, or anything like that. He doesn't look bothered by it in the least.

Unfortunately, part of my job is actually selling the fish, not just caring for them. If I can't fix this, I probably can't sell him (and I do not have room for another personal fish. *Sigh*...I wish ).
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #12 
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I would suggest pristine water conditions, aq salt and stress coat (both dosed to "repair fins" it should say how much on the back). Also if you have it Indian Almond Leaf (or dried oak leaves) in the tank. They release tannins, and the IAL promotes healthy bettas
I know what your talking about. I've seen it before. I think its caused by a fungus (usually) but unless he's got some fuzzies then I would do what I quoted above.
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I know what your talking about. I've seen it before. I think its caused by a fungus (usually) but unless he's got some fuzzies then I would do what I quoted above.
No fuzzies to speak of (thank God!). The tank was treated with Stress Coat (along with RO Right and Neutral Regulator) two days ago when I did a water change. Yesterday I added aquarium salt at 1 tsp/gal. No access to IAL though.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:52 PM   #14 
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I'd keep up on the water changes and the treatments. Just dont use the salts for more then 10 days. He should start looking better by the 3rd or fourth day.
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I'd keep up on the water changes and the treatments. Just dont use the salts for more then 10 days. He should start looking better by the 3rd or fourth day.
Okay great. Thanks much!
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Wait, what type of tail? VTs sometimes do that
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Wait, what type of tail? VTs sometimes do that
VT.
Did a water change and more AQ salt today. Still no change.
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it'll take a few days to start showing signs of improvement. If you still don't see ANY improvement by day 7 then we need to figure out a new treatment.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #19 
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #20 
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yup. thats fin melt. Is it getting better at all?
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