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Old 01-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #1 
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Unhappy fin/tail dying?

today, after school, i went to see my fishies, but i saw dedede (short for king dedede) with a white shriveled tail, also coming with his white shriveled fins. i dont know what this is' i have never seen this before. can someone please help?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #2 
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More info is needed: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
Please also post pictures if you can.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #3 
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Can you please fill this out?




Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:22 PM   #4 
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More info is needed: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
Please also post pictures if you can.
sorry im on my wii, i cant fill it out right now...
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #5 
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Can you please fill this out?




Housing
What size is your tank? 5g
What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees fahrenheit
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? 10 other fish, ugh

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice everyday

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 3 or 4 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50 or 100
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?

Ammonia: i dont have a test kit
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white, shriveled tail and fins with a bit of orange near the tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? going more active than usual
When did you start noticing the symptoms? last night with orange issue, today with tail and fins
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? fin rot last yearn
How old is your fish (approximately)? N\A
thanks
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #6 
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Well you're over changing the water. A 5g only needs a once weekly 100% change. With a filter you could potentially do less often, especially if it is fully cycled. Should have a reliable drops test kit for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate if you want to cycle.

However.. you absolutely cannot keep 11 fish in a 5g.. what other fish are in there.. The only other tank mates could be a shrimp, snail, or one other betta on the other side of a divider.

If it's anything other than a sponge filter (like HOB) make sure it's prefiltered so he can't get caught in it.

Photos would be helpful. I'm not really able to picture what you're describing.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #7 
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Well you're over changing the water. A 5g only needs a once weekly 100% change. With a filter you could potentially do less often, especially if it is fully cycled. Should have a reliable drops test kit for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate if you want to cycle.

However.. you absolutely cannot keep 11 fish in a 5g.. what other fish are in there.. The only other tank mates could be a shrimp, snail, or one other betta on the other side of a divider.

If it's anything other than a sponge filter (like HOB) make sure it's prefiltered so he can't get caught in it.

Photos would be helpful. I'm not really able to picture what you're describing.

I know I can't keep 11 fish in a 5g, my dad overstocked my fishtank and i cant rehome or take them to a petstore.

and also, the filter didn't shred dedede's fins and tail, I can tell because tails and fins dont SHRIVEL when they get shredded in a filter, I've read other stories about tails and fins getting stuck in a filter and none of them included shrivelling...
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:20 PM   #8 
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Well.. I don't know what to tell you except keep working on your dad because your fish won't live full lives kept like that. Sorry.

I've never heard of a shriveling tail at all so I am trying to figure out what you are describing.. clamped or maybe rotten/shredded off. Pictures are important.
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