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Old 12-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #1 
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My New Betta's fin is slightly wonky, any ideas what caused it? (Pics included)

I bought this male halfmoon betta at pet smart yesterday and I noticed that his anal fin is slightly deformed. Would he have been born like this or did something happen to him?
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #2 
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #3 
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Um I don't know what else to add, he was already like that when I bought him yesterday. You can see in the first picture how his anal fin is kind of wavy at the back. I don't know if that's normal or not.
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Temp might be the problem.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:24 PM   #5 
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could be an old wound or a very minor deformity.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #6 
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It might just be stress.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #7 
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my betta's anal is like that too and he's not acting different than other bettas I've seen. I don't think you should worry about it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #8 
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I would suggest just keeping a good eye on him.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:24 PM   #9 
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That looks more like a genetic deformity or some kind of old injury. It could have been something genetic that he inherited, some damage he took maybe from a sibling when he was young, or perhaps some not so great conditions from his time with the breeder/supplier caused his rays to grow a little crooked.

Impossible to say which exactly for sure, but regardless its nothing to be concerned about. Its just the way his fins are. ;)
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:26 PM   #10 
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I agree. Nothing to be concerned about. He is beautiful, by the way(:
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