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Old Yesterday, 01:26 PM   #1 
jrc23
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Exclamation White Fins? Is this normal?

My fish's fins have started to turn white. Regularly, he's blue and red, but the tips are starting tp turn white, along with a few other areas. I noticed this short after I bought him, but it has increased sice them. Is it fin rot or another disease, or is this normal?

Housing
What size is your tank? 5.5 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? around 76 to 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? just a silk plant and some collums for decoration.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? once every week, maybe two
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No, I have not. I can't afford it (I'm a college student).

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins are turning white
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No change in behavior
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a month ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no, I've only had him a little over a month.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not too old, i'm guessing. I just bought him.
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Can you post some pictures? If you just bought him and he is acting normal, this could be him simply gaining the colors he should have. Usually fins turn red or black at the ends when rot or burns are setting in. Some pictures would help us immensely.

Also, many stores will test your water for free. Just take a cup of it into a Petco or Petsmart or even a local fish store, and they will usually be willing to test it for you. Hopefully, they will use liquid tests rather than strips (you might call around in advance and ask). Just make sure you get number from them for ammonia, ph, nitrate, nitrite, not just "you're fine".
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