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Old 11-03-2012, 04:19 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Betta's tail.. looks.. DIFFERENT? o.O

If different is the way to describe it. His dorsal fin looks like it's thin and too long and drops to the side of his body. It doesn't affect him, though, and he still swims a lot and eats normally and my water levels are all fine. But it's like it's.. wilted? What could this possibly be? He isn't sick I don't think. Does this happen? I haven't actually seen it in my fish before.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:41 AM   #2 
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it sounds like he's clamped...bettas do it when they're stressed.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #3 
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It's not like fully clamped, I described it wrong sorry, it's long it goes to the side of his body and curls. It's still spread out a rather, but it's just like.. hmmm what's going on here... why would he be stressed? I don't think he is lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #4 
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Probably really stressed. What kind if tank is he in
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #5 
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He swims around a lot and jumps and does tricks etc? Doesn't sound stressed but I dunno.

He's in a 50L heated tank. I will find the question thing and answer them for you :)

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #6 
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Has he gotten fatter than normal
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #7 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 50L
What temperature is your tank? 26C
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Space for breathing, filter brings aeration too
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Just him. And a few pond snails :L

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Brine shrimp and Tetra's Betta Tropical medley
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a night

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? once a week or every two depending on if I have the time
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% or 25% depending on how much time I have available
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? yes

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate:0
pH:5.5 (i know i know..)
Hardness: 0
Alkalinity: 0

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Just his dorsal fin looks "thin"? If that's how you describe it and falls to the side of his body and curls a tad. It looks really long now.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all. He is very very active, always swimming, doing tricks, hiding etc.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just in the few past days.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I don't know what it is.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had a very minor minor cotton tail case but it was gone within the same day. Water had been changed.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm not exactly sure but I've had him for around six months.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #8 
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Has he gotten fatter than normal
No, he's always been fat :) Not ultra skinny like you see in some shops.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:59 PM   #9 
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Look up on the Internet " betta fish bloat symptoms" and " betta fish fin rot symptoms" those are the 2 things it could b
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:02 PM   #10 
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Thank you I will :)
If I can, I will try to get a picture, it doesn't look too bad but I notice these things and it gets me worried, but he swims too fast :P
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