Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #1 
shealynn
New Member
 
shealynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Male CT tail fin strands curling

Why are my male CT's tips of his fins curling up? He's in a 5g tank which is heated right... I dont get it!
shealynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 08:36 PM   #2 
k stiles
Member
 
k stiles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: on a high cliff above the sky, watching over the earth, there I stand...
I think water conditions are stressed for the CTs do you use conditioner?
k stiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 10:38 PM   #3 
shealynn
New Member
 
shealynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Yea I use tetra aqua safe water conditioner.
shealynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 10:27 AM   #4 
JamieTron
Member
 
JamieTron's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canada
My veil tail has fins like his as well, but they were like that since I bought him from the pet store. I am wondering if tail curling could also be genetic. If you clean your tank often I can't see why tank environment would cause it. I have my betta in a
3 gal with all silk plants and an oxygenation pump and I clean his environment often and his tail has not changed.

Did your betta have curled ins when you bought him?
JamieTron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 11:53 AM   #5 
BettaxFishxCrazy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
When I bought my MG CT his front fins were curled and they still are. But his curled because he was in the small container for too long. ChristinaRoss made a great post about fin curling. I'll look for it.
BettaxFishxCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 11:57 AM   #6 
BettaxFishxCrazy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Here it is. Hopefully it'll help you. :) http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=29929
BettaxFishxCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 12:25 PM   #7 
shealynn
New Member
 
shealynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
I dont think they were curled when I bought him..I can't really remember now.

Thanks for the link bettafishcrazy!
shealynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 12:30 PM   #8 
shealynn
New Member
 
shealynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
I'm pretty sure my Brye sleeps on the rocks at night in his little cave...that could be it?
shealynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 12:54 PM   #9 
ChristinaRoss
Member
 
ChristinaRoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
probably not the rocks unless they are jagged........but then it might be...maybe you could put a few glass smooth stones in his cave
ChristinaRoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 06:19 PM   #10 
BakaMandy
Member
 
BakaMandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada
There are many factors that can contribute to the curling of the fins.

First is genetics, so sometimes their fins will start to curl regardless. Breeders try really hard to breed that out of their bettas.

Secondly is space. If they're in a small container, their fins will curl.

Thirdly is exercise. Flaring helps them exercise their fins since they spread them out. Lack of exercise can contribute to the curling of the fins. You can either show them a mirror for 5-10 minutes every day or so, or in the case where they won't flare at their reflection, show them another betta.
BakaMandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Male Crown Tail That Has Curled Fins At The Ends? ShArP Betta Fish Care 2 02-13-2010 02:22 PM
New Double Tail Male jeaninel Betta Pictures 29 08-19-2009 01:46 AM
pure white crown tail male Ilovemyshiny Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 4 06-19-2009 02:15 PM
male betta tail seems it is disenagrating? Marion Goodman Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 6 08-31-2008 03:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.