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Old 03-11-2013, 11:45 PM   #1 
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Clamped fins

I have seen this mentioned by a few people.
What does it mean? what does it look like?
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:56 PM   #2 
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A happy betta has his fins held loose and flowing; his rays are slightly spread apart and they look full. When a betta clamps, his rays pull together and his dorsal, caudal and anal fins all look clenched together and very thin. I'm not sure if that makes sense or not.

Unclamped fins: http://www.aquariumfish.net/images_0...10a3_w0640.jpg

clamped fins: http://u.jimdo.com/www11/o/s203f7411.../std/image.jpg

I hope this makes sense.
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Yes, that makes sense.
If you look at my picture by my name, this is how "Finn" looks most of the time.
the dorsal usually looks like this, except when he flares.
So, is that OK?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:22 PM   #4 
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He is a very pretty and happy looking fish; he's just fine.
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