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Old 11-27-2009, 04:23 PM   #1 
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3/5 clamped fins?

In my sorority i have 3/5 girls with clamped up tail fins. I know that could mean they are stressed... but nothing has changed in their environment. Could it mean they are sick? I just had a death in the tank, cant figure out why though. They seem to all be swimming around fine, but the 3 are just clamped up! its so sad looking, especially my yellow dbt female.... shes got such a pretty fin :(

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Old 11-28-2009, 07:49 AM   #2 
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could be stress, could be ammonia build up, or toxins due to a death in the tank?

id change some water in case
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:37 AM   #3 
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Change the water. Add a little more salt then usual. I hope your pretty girlies are OK!!!!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:30 AM   #4 
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I checked the ammonia right after the death (she didnt acctually die in the tank, i took her out a day and a half she actually expired). It was Zero! Then i did a 30% watch change.... Im beginning to think they are getting cold! The thermometer is at 70ish, i gotta get them a heater today, its acctually gotten into the 60s here in so flo.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:01 AM   #5 
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ya i would say get the heater
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:23 AM   #6 
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Yeah, I'd get a heater, too.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:49 AM   #7 
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Alright im going to get a heater in a bit, gotta change a few tanks waters.... whats the best heater for a 10 gal! what wattage? ive never got one yet, so where are they cheapest usually?
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:04 PM   #8 
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Walmart has them for around $13 (depends on sale) which is great bc the one I bought for my 10 gallon was $20 at Petsmart.

Here is the link. It has great reviews.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10291808
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:30 PM   #9 
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ya i saw that at walmart.... but it was 20 there. So i guess ill try to find that one around at petsmart because its near by and walmart is quite far.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:57 PM   #10 
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WOW! Its always $13 here, and goes on sale for $10 every few months.
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