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Old 04-21-2013, 10:08 AM   #11 
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It is the temp.. keep in mind that the temp in the water will be anywhere from 3-5+ degrees colder than room temp. So if you keep your house at 70F, the tank will be in the mid-high 60s.

The heater will make a big difference :) If not, let us know and we can go from there.. but give them a few days to warm up and get their metabolism going strong once more.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #12 
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Hard water will cause bending and distortions of the fins. Stress, illness, cold water, etc, cause clamping - which is what your fish is doing. If he's not used to tank mates, that could cause stress, but the cold water will almost always cause clamping, even if he's thriving and so are the other fish. But clamped fins are the first indication that something is not right. The cold water is compromising his immune system, and the clamped fins are the first sign of that, eventually, he will get sick.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #13 
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OMG he is dead! He was fine this morning still swimming like crazy but when I came home from work he was all discolored (probably from my cory nibbling on him) and upside down and fins were destroyed. What the heck happened?!?!. There is no way nothing attacked him because he always sits at the top on the plant. Why am I not able to keep a betta alive in this tank? Everyone is doing fine!
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:26 PM   #14 
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So sorry to hear about your little guy. Poor thing. :(
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