What size is your tank? - About 1 gallon.
What temperature is your tank? - Between 77-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Does your tank have a filter? - Yes, sometimes we turn it off though because it disrupts the water more noticeably.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - No...
Is your tank heated? - No...
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? - A Talking Catfish.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? - Aqueon Betta Food.
How often do you feed your betta fish? - Twice a day.
How often do you perform a water change? - About once a week if not every few days.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? - Usually 50% changes.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? - Betta+ water conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: - ???
Nitrite: - ???
Nitrate: - ???
pH: - ???
Hardness: - ???
Alkalinity: - ???
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - The clamping has gotten worse. When we got him, he had clamped fins at the pet-store (Petco.). The clamping has gotten worse since we've had him...
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? - No change. He is a curious fish, that seems to act happy. (In our opinions, although my mother and I are not sure.) Just today he started "Cuddling" inbetween the filter and the corner of the tank. He usually swims around and eats well, although sometimes he lays at the bottom of the tank to rest. He also seems very interested in a water lily bulb that is planted at the bottom of the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? - Ever since we got him.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? - We've started to use Bettafix, which is a suggestion we got from the internet. We're not sure if it's going to help considering it says it's not meant for clamped fins. We do not use the full dosage as either, as we were recommended not to. That and it smells REALLY strong.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? - Ever since we got him from the pet-store.
How old is your fish (approximately)? - We do not know.
That's pretty much all we know so far. My mother and I are both VERY concerned for his wellfare. His name is Cherche. We have some pictures of him in our albums on our profile from when we first got him. I also plan on getting some more recent pictures soon. When I get them I'll post them to this. To tell, from the from the pictures of when we first got him, it looks as if the clamping of his main fin has doubled. His tail-fin looks twice as small now. Anyway, please help! We're desperately worried about Cherche!