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Old 04-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #1 
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Betta fish behavior

Help! One of our betta just passed away today, we are new owners and have acquired them throughout the pass two months. Yesterday we did a full tank change on all of them and their behavior changed. They are all kept in seperate tanks and were all active healthy betta but since the change they all had clamped fins and little motion. Now one of them passed away. So we decided to remove them from the tanks since we are worried it had something to do with the water beings that suddenly all of them were acting the same way. We have noticed two of them look like their fins are now shredding when they were perfectly fine yesterday. Should I assess this as a universal problem or seperate problems? The other two fish fins seem fine and they are starting to move a little more but not as active as they were before the water change.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:41 PM   #2 
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How exactly did you go about the water change: what is the tank size, temperature, and such? Did you float them before adding them back into their tanks? I am sure someone else may have a better answer; though a few more descriptive details will probably help others discern what is wrong. To me, the condition almost seems like shock, but I am no expert of betta. I am quite new to the hobby myself. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:46 PM   #3 
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The water was brought to temperature and treated. The more I've been reading I think your right about it being shock and I'm thinking that the two whose fins look like they are shredding is because of the plants we had them with since they were resting on them so much. We are not using those plants anymore, but I'm not sure if we should take any extra precautions to be sure it isn't something else. Thank you fot your reply!
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:24 AM   #4 
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what type of plants?
If they loose alot of fin in a very short period of time - they may be bitting their fins off and this can be caused by various reasons - stress, boredom, or because they can.

how did you acclimate them after the water change and did you use water conditioner?
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Yes we conditioned the water but two if the plants were plastics so we three them out and are buying for felt ones. They all seem to be doing fine now.
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