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Old 05-20-2009, 05:48 PM   #1 
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curling fins... or cramped fins?

What does it mean when the ends of fins start to curl or cramp or whatever? is the water too hot? ph weird? I find some bettas at LFS and petco have this symptons of curling fins... is there anyway to uncurl it?
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:08 PM   #2 
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This means there is something wrong, if in a bowl do a 100% change, in a tank do a 75% water change. Look for signs of diseases.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #3 
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I've read that it's usually worse in hard water. Mine has a bit of this problem, so I switched him to soft water. I don't know if it's helping or not. It's been too soon.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:13 PM   #4 
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This means there is something wrong, if in a bowl do a 100% change, in a tank do a 75% water change. Look for signs of diseases.
i just recently found his fins starting to shred... oh no!!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #5 
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It sounds like finrot. Keeping the water very clean can help.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:57 AM   #6 
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white tip fins

what does it mean when pletoral (?) the two bottom fins right below his chin, starts to have a white tip... is this the bone of the fins or what? this happens to most of my bettas... what does it mean? thank you!
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:50 PM   #7 
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The pectoral fins are the ones that are constantly moving, on the sides of the head.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:11 PM   #8 
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So after a little more time, switching to softer whatever has definitely helped with my Betta's fin curling.
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:01 AM   #9 
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it kind of worked for my betta too... i recently measured my tap water ph level... and it has RISEN about 0.4 levels! WTF!!! IrvineCA water is obviously NOT safe!!! iam treatin the ph level and I think that helped
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:25 AM   #10 
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i hope he gets better! I just bought another male VT betta yesterday, and he looks healthy and acts healthy, but his dorsal fin has a curl at the end, and i dont know if thats something i should be worried about or not... what do you think?
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