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Old 08-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #1 
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Transparent looking patches in caudal fins

Housing
What size is your tank? 15 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Bristle nose plecostomus

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Frozen Brine Shrimp, Frozen Blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day with 1-2 days off

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Kordon NovAqua Plus

Water Parameters:
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: Between 5 and 10
pH: 7.6
Hardness: Unknown
Alkalinity: Unknown

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Caudal fins look as though they have patches that are now transparent.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Two days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unknown. They've been with me for a month.

Okay, I have a 5 girl sorority and a couple days ago I noticed that there are no holes in their caudal fins, but that it looks like it because there are patches of fin that are kinda transparent. I'm just trying to figure out if this is from fin nipping or if I should worry. Right now all my girls have this a little bit except for my alpha.

Here is a picture if it helps.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #2 
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if the patches are near the ends of the fins or are where holes/ripped fins used to be, then thats just new fin coming in.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #3 
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The spots are not at the edges and I never noticed any tears where the transparent patches are. I like to sit and watch my girls a lot so I feel like I would have noticed that, but maybe their fins regrow really quickly and the tears happen when I'm at work?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #4 
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its possible. she might also just be changing colors. If she's not acting sick I'd say she isn't. Just keep an eye on her
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #5 
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She isn't acting sick, but she shows her stress lines a lot. At first I would test the water every time I saw her them, but everything was always the same and within normal ranges. Then I started to notice her stress lines would go away after feeding, but she'd show them again later the next time I went up to the tank. Do some girls just do that?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #6 
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yeah they do. I'm finding out that some fish have separation anxiety. When you feed them your right there and next to the tank, hence the stripes go away, but then you leave lol. And other fish are just plain stripey for no reason lol
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:42 AM   #7 
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Haha, thanks, that's what I was thinking, but I didn't want to blow off something that could be important and worth worrying about. Btw, your bunny is so beautiful!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #8 
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Just keep an eye on her. If she starts to get lazy or pale then something up, but until then your good.
Thanks! He's actually laying in my lap right now lol
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