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Old 01-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #1 
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Betta fin clamped together and badly torn

So please help my fish. This happen almost overnight. He hasnt eat ANYTHING for the past 3 days. idk if he will make it. HIs caudal fin deformed.

I changed water on Wednesday and last night i found him just at the bottom of the tank badly injured. He has no tank mates. I have some rock in there any figured he probably attempted to swim through the tiny gap which i didnt even know exist. What should i do? No other disease detected

Water parameter is pristine. I am really scare of losing this guy. He's only been with me for more than a month but i do feel like a parent right now

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #2 
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76
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? 3 ottos

Food:
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?pellets, frozen brine shrimp/blood worm
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
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?

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 7.4
Hardness: idk
Alkalinity: idk

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? 2 days
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no eating, lay at bottom or top
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday (thursday)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? quarantine, aquarium salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 5-6 months (bought from breeder)
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #4 
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Your tanks overstocked. Maybe Fin rot. But looks like Fin nipping. Increase temp. Get rid of Otos.
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4 fishes in a ten gallon is not overstock. And otto is not even 1 inch yet. And it is not finrot, have checked everything. Just clamped and torn (not receding)
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Otos need 20 gallons. They need plenty of food. Its overstocked. Its Fin nipping.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #7 
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Well, that still doesn't help me right now. The overstock information irrelevant at the moment since the betta has been QTed. And no, none of my ottos had died (i have them for 5-6 months)
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Its overstocked and 5-6 months is not that long. Its Fin Nipping.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #9 
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Ok so back to my question. Is there anything else i could treat him with except clean water and salt? No point in talking about how overstock my tank is right now. If it is overstock then i could move those ottos to my 40 gallons tank later not a big problem after my fish had healed.
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There might be something wrong in his envirement. Like not enough hiding spots.
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