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Old 06-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #1 
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Not sure what's going on...

I just noticed today that my crowntail, Kai, has shorter fins than he used to have. He is clearly not infected and there is no fin rot, so maybe he is biting? I'm not sure, though. It must have been going on for a little while, at least, because what made me notice it was looking at the picture thread I posted of Kai's marbling progress. His colors have grown bolder and his attitude has grown feistier, but his fins seems to have... shortened? Could this be from the hardness of my water? I have never had a crowntail who was a tailbiter, but I guess that could be the reason, too... Anyway, I'll fill out the form and post a couple pictures and I'd love to hear you guys weigh in...

Housing
What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
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? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon and Omega One pellets supplemented with frozen bloodworms a couple times a month
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, fast Fridays

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 50%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? As needed... the tank is in the process of cycling
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Have not tested today, but I can if necessary. Last time I tested ammonia was slightly high, so I did a water change. That was the day before yesterday.

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Shorter tail and dorsal fins. Nothing else is shorter.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today, but the picture is from the 11th of June
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? none
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got him at the tail end of last month

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On the 1st (a day or so after I got him)


On the 11th (this is pretty much how he looks right now, too)
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #2 
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Anyone have any insight? Should I not worry about it since Kai seems happy and healthy and vibrant as ever?
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #3 
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My CT got like that. He didn't have fin rot, but his fins kept getting shorter. They would grow a bit, then get shorter then they were before. I never found out what was wrong with him, but the top half of his tail turned gray and that part of his tail was paralyzed. He ended up dying from dropsy, but I'm not sure if it was necrosis or what.

Anyways, he definitely doesn't look infected with fin rot. Are the edges of his rays round, or clean cut [like he was biting them]?
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #4 
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Nah, they don't look like he's biting, really. I've had an epic tailbiter before, and his fins were much different than Kai's.

Goodness I hope he doesn't die from this! He seems perfectly healthy and he still has a voracious betta appetite and he is still aggressive and flaring at anything and everything. His tail doesn't seem in any way paralyzed or anything. Now I'm a bit worried... is there anything I can or should do for him?
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #5 
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I'm sorry to worry you! I didn't mean to. My betta acted all happy, but watch out if he stops eating. For now I would say that Kai is fine, but just keep a look out. Watch for fin growth, but he should be fine. I've been having random things happening to my bettas, so I'm sure that Kai will be fine. Like I said, just keep on the lookout and post any updates [for me!! xD] if his fins are growing back or changing along with his color [not marble type, but different].
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #6 
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Kai still seems happy and active, so I'm not gonna worry too much about him for the moment. I really hope he doesn't develop anything serious from this! I haven't noticed any regrowth yet, but like I said, I also haven't noticed a single bit of fin rot or fungus or anything nasty like that. Just dunno what happened to shorten his fins...
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