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Old 01-29-2013, 01:51 AM   #1 
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Extremely clamped need advice

Hi all
I came home from work today and noticed my fish Julio extremely clamped.
He was fine this morning.
He's kinda just floating there like he's sleeping.
I have just done a 100% water change and added stress coat +.
Any ideas on what's wrong?
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:00 AM   #2 
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What size is your tank? 15 litres
What temperature is your tank? 26 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? no
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?hai feng pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? a few pellets in the morning and a few in the eve with sunday fast 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? 50% on fridays and 100% on tuesdays
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? prime conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? yes this morning

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: didnt test
Nitrate: didnt test
pH: 7.3
Hardness: didnt test
Alkalinity: slightly alkaline

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Came home and he wasn't very responsive just hanging at the top of his tank
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Normally responsive when he sees me
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 hrs ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 100% water change and added stress coat+
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not since i have had him
How old is your fish (approximately)? ive had him for a month so not sure
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:04 AM   #3 
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is that cup his home?? its not really recommended to do 100 percent water changes. if you dont have a heater then the temperature change in the new water vs the old water was too much of a difference. probably too cold, maybe try putting alittle bit of some warmer water, not hot water!! u have to get them adjusted to the new water first before putting them in.

try doing a 50 percent water change (now) and acclimate him to the new water and see if he gets better.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:52 AM   #4 
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No no the cup is just what I float him in to acclimate him to his new water. I normally float him for 20 mins then slowly add new water to the cup
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:37 AM   #5 
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Omg he looks so sad this is breaking my heart :(
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:00 AM   #6 
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Ok his tail fin has split 1/4 of the way up :( :( I'm so upset how did this happen? No wonder he's sad...
Please help
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:17 AM   #7 
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Is there anyone free to help please?
I'm so upset
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:31 AM   #8 
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just get him used to the water temp, and use your stress coat, if you have indian almond leaves you can use these to help heal up his tail, if you dont have indian almond leaves you can use oak tree leaves just have to be sure they are pesticide free they will help as well and keep an eye on him make sure his water is nice and warm 80 degrees f or so, watch for signs of fin rot and so on but you seem to clean your water enough to not worry about it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:33 AM   #9 
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oh and check your plants and stuff in tank with pantyhose to see where/what he snagged his fins on my male veiltail fins are always a bit ragged he always fonds something or someway to shred them up but he recovers quick with water changes stress coat and indian almond leaves
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:36 AM   #10 
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Thankyou so much for replying, his temp is 78, should I turn his temp up?
Gosh I'm just so upset I feel so responsible.

Are torn fins fatal? Sorry it might be a stupid question but I've never had fish before :(
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