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Old 10-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #1 
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Fins turned clear and disintegrated

Hey guys, my betta has always had clear fins stained by tannins but just a week ago I realised that his fins turned completely transparent and the next day a whole chunk of his anal fin just fell off. It doesnt seem like fin rot nor fin melt so I have no idea what is happening to him at all.

Since he is in a hospital tank right now, I cant provide his water parameters. I have him in a 5 gallon tank without a filter, doing 50% daily water changes and adding 2 tbsp of AQ salt each time. For now it seems that the disease is still progressing but has slowed down significantly.

Does anyone know what exactly it is that im tackling? Im hesitant about medicating since I am still unsure about the nature of it.

I'll try to upload a photo but even in his state he never stops moving

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Old 10-26-2013, 09:20 AM   #3 
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A photo would be very helpful.

Also, can you fill out the form below so we have more information? Answer what you can. Leave anything else blank or put NA. Be specific about the symptoms that occurred and what you've done to treat it.

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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 10-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #4 
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Hey guys, my betta has always had clear fins stained by tannins but just a week ago I realised that his fins turned completely transparent and the next day a whole chunk of his anal fin just fell off. It doesnt seem like fin rot nor fin melt so I have no idea what is happening to him at all.

Since he is in a hospital tank right now, I cant provide his water parameters. I have him in a 5 gallon tank without a filter, doing 50% daily water changes and adding 2 tbsp of AQ salt each time. For now it seems that the disease is still progressing but has slowed down significantly.

Does anyone know what exactly it is that im tackling? Im hesitant about medicating since I am still unsure about the nature of it.

I'll try to upload a photo but even in his state he never stops moving

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78F
Does your tank have a filter? Removed it since Im using a hospital tank
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? Frozen food, Atison's pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Water conditioner, AQ salt
Water Parameters: I dont own a test kit
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins suddenly turned clear and a whole chunk just fell off.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, I've moved him to a hospital tank, doing 50% water changes daily with 2 tbsp of AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Used to have icy but it has cleared up since
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year
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