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Old 07-11-2012, 01:10 AM   #1 
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Crowntail betta is "thinning" I need help!

I have had my crowntail betta for about 4 weeks.
when I first got him, his colors were vibrant and strong and his rays wer very full. now, he seems somewhat more pale and his rays are not shorter, but have been getting thinner.

does anyone know what might be wrong?
I tranfered him to a different tank and have been doing water changes every 2 days. Hes eating fine and is very active. that is why im confused. he inst showing any other signs of sickness.

I would post pictures but my camera isnt very good, and its hard to tell the difference between the pictures.

any ideas on how I can help/reverse this?
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:43 AM   #2 
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Try and add pictures so we can see.. Even if they aren't the best, it might help us figure out what's wrong.

What size tank did you have him in originally? Did it have a heater, filter? What are you feeding him and what kind of water conditioner are you using?

In the mean time try holding a bright light up to him and get a good look at him. I've seen Ick on Bettas that didn't show up in regular light, I found them with a bright flash light and boy that poor guy was covered in it.


I do suggest if you aren't using it already, Stress Coat+ by API. That's my favorite (and many other fish owners) water conditioner. Your fish may be a little stressed out for some reason and regardless this should make him feel better.
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I have bettafix. Is that very good? I've been using drops of that to attempt to help. Is stress coat better? Is that also a dechlorinator?

I have him in a 2 gallon tank. not heated, but water replacements of 82 degrees every 2 days.


Here is a video of him swimming around. all the first clips are him the first week I got him. The very last clip thats in black and white is him when he is starting to thin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ywM...0&feature=plcp

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:13 PM   #4 
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Bettafix is used for help in regrowing torn/shredded fins. You can try doing Aquarium salt treatments, its 1 tsp per gallon and you'll want to do daily water changes for 7-10 days.
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Oh, and yes Stress Coat is a water dechlorinator. His fins should grow back on their own given time. But if you want to use betta fix use no more then 10 drops a day.
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