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Old 09-01-2013, 05:21 PM   #1 
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Question Clamped fins

Just noticed on my male betta that his fins are a little bit together unless I get a mirror out is this normal as he can spread them if he wants to he just chooses not to?
I have pics on the picture bit of the forum from today if you want a look cheers.

This is his only 2nd I've had him to
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #2 
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What's the temperature of his water? Bettas prefer stable temps of around 79-81F and without it can clamp their fins to stay warm. It might be indicative of illness but first thing I would check is temperature.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:41 AM   #3 
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25○C i did a water change today he looks better goday more flowing but not fully flared up should he be hes eating fine and seems happy swimming about maybe just how some are
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #4 
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Just rang pet shop they said hes a long tail thats why and with the look of other pucs he is :)
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:07 PM   #5 
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All healthy Veiltails should still never be clamped. Check this link to see some healthy veiltails https://www.google.ca/search?q=healt...betta&tbm=isch . Can you show pics?

Then fill out this sticky? : 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 09-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the link my betta looks like alot on there. Fins are only joined a bit towards the ends hes in a new tank that is cycling ive only had him 3 days he was kept in a tiny half pint glass when i got him which in uk they are all kept like that im doing water changes every other day did my first 1 today 40% i use nutrafin aqua plus for the water feed him betta bio gold every other day 4 pellets and blood worms once a week hes in a 3gallon with a 10watt heater set to 25○C and a built in filter in the back its a nano tank also he is in there on his own thankyou.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:54 PM   #7 
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OH well it sounds more like slight fin melt if the fins appear to be glued at the very ends.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #8 
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How do you fix the problem glued fins
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:49 PM   #9 
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Got to be sure that's his problem. Can you copy and paste the info I added above and then answer all the q's please?
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #10 
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Hi, Not too good at forums but I'm assuming I'm in the right place for my question. My betta that I've owned for 3 years now, squeezed its way through a tube in his fish tank that is normally used for the flow of bubbles (I don't turn it on because of the water agitation) and got stuck while I was at work below the under gravel filter. I was able to save him from his self trapping but now his fins are really clamped up. His Fins were a little clamped from before but he never seemed to have trouble swimming. Now I see him struggling to swim up more than a few inches. I drained most of the water from his 3 gallon tank so he can make it to the surface and breathe. He is still eating and doesn't seem too depressed but definitely not as active because of the fin situation. Can his fins be fixed with some solution or is it too late for him. :'( I want to do whatever I can to help him. Please help!
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