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Old 11-09-2013, 03:17 PM   #1 
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Question Clamped fins

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 70-68
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega one Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets at night

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Every Saturday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime, Algae Control,

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

Ammonia:
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Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped fins, doesn't swim a lot, stays in one spot, tail biting
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Doesn't swim, stays at bottom or floats in my plant that is at the top
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Three days or since his heater has broken.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Trying to add warm water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Been with me for 6 months, but maybe a year old

He has been laying at the bottom of the tank he keeps his fins close to him but when i put my finger to the glass and move it around he follows and moves his fin out to a fan like regular. But as soon as he goes back to the top floating or at the bottom he just stays still.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #2 
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If his heater broke and that's when he started acting strange, common sense tells me that he's cold.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:00 AM   #3 
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I would definitely buy the heater. Even if you adding warmer temp daily the water will get back to approx room temp during the night.
Try to get heater and do more water changes. Even though you have a filter you still better do 50% minimum water changes a week with the gravel vacuum , and you need to swish/rinse the filter media in the tank water.
Keep us posted please.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #4 
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With plants it's better to keep the percentage of water change low because something with the plants.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #5 
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Yes you are right, but you need a lot of plants though.
How is your betta doing? I am not sure if he is not feeling well only because of the water temperature ,or if something else going on. But usually at any time when betta is not doing well the best advice is to do more water changes(daily) .
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