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Old 04-15-2013, 07:34 AM   #1 
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Please help

ok so i just set up my new ten gallon tank for my one betta. i have the filter and heater and even some live plants in there with conditioned water and everything.
last night was his first complete night in the tank i wake up this morning and he looks horrible i dont know what to do it looks like he is developing fin rot but i wouldn't know why cause the water should be very clean still. i have a couple pics one of him in his bowl the first week we got him and now we are on week two and hes in a bigger tank by hisself and looks bad. i am confident someone on this site can help everyone seems pretty knowledgable the pictures aren't in the correct order im sure you can see the difference its pretty drastic.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #2 
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Are the edges on his fins black? Or just torn?
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They are torn and clamped with white in the tips of some I don't really see any black. He is also having trouble swimming like one fin works better then the other just got home and qt him now in his bowl with fresh water I don't know what else to do
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #4 
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Next what I want you to do is take everything out of his big tank and check everything for sharp edges... Check seams of your decor and any plastic plants. He could be catching his fins on something
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I have a few rocks on the bottom took out one I thought was sharp checked inside his rock cave we got him that's smooth all around I don't think he would get near the baffle on my filter do you? That is a cut up plastic bottle. Idk what to do he has been in his bowl now with warm water about 78 degree with the betta bowl heater to try and keep it warm he just sits there very still looks sad nothing like what he did
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Has the tips of his fins gotten worse? is the colouring white or grey?
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yes its looking worse then this morning. The fins have got a white coloring to them that wasnt like that before.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #8 
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could you try really hard to get an up close clear picture for me
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #9 
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here is the best we could do its kind of hard in the bowl haha i hope it helps. i want to thank you very much for taking the time to do this with me i apppreciate it a lot and feikrah does too the tear towards the top of the back fin has always been there since we got him but has grown drasticallye t over night and the bottom tear is new. the white on the bottom has always been there we think thatz the natural color but some white has shown up top. as you can see in the top pic in the beginning post he did have some white on him when we got him.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:22 AM   #10 
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does his fins always appear to be clamped? or is that how hes just hanging out for his photo shoot
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