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Old 10-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #1 
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Clamped Fins in Sorority

:O One of them, Morgana (alpha), was the most clamped up. She wasn't clamped up the morning, and I think she may have injured her pectoral fin, since I just released a new/old female into the tank this morning, but kept careful watch over them. I did see some nipping and I guess Martha caught Morgana on the pectoral fin. When Morgana swims, she doesn't move her right pectoral fin and keeps her tail clamped up; could this be due to the injury? I also saw that she lost some scales; most likely due to biting. I QTed her just in case it was some sort of infection. Later on, I saw another girl get clamped fins... she was also a little beat up, but there were a couple of small orange-red bruise like patches on her body (they were *tiny*). Can bettas even get orangish bruises? I'm hoping it's from nipping and not some sort of infection. In all, three of the five girls have clamped fins... They just had a water change today.. could it be from that?
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #2 
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Now four out of the five have clamped fins... could it be an internal parasite?? I'm really getting worried... This happened to my previous sorority and two out of those five died from columnaris, i don't see any external fungus or parasites of any sort.
The tank is heated at 80 degrees so I don't think it's temperature related.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #3 
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Please help; I know I'm being really pushy, but I'm really worried. Last time this happened, 2 fish died and I really don't want that. The four girls aren't moving and remained clamped up, but they will eat.
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I don't know what to say except keep up with water changes. You might want to do 25% changes every day until they look better. Maybe use Stress Coat?

Other than that you would have to QT them all individually until they look better.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #5 
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Okay, thanks for replying. I did quarantine each one.
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I just noticed that one of the girls is starting to twitch too.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:41 AM   #7 
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Update: Another one of my bettas in a different tank know how has clamped fins.... I am almost positive that something infectious is spreading....
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