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Old 04-03-2010, 04:31 PM   #1 
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Poor little betta

So, my mom had this one betta for so long, i kinda forgot that he was still alive. its bin 5 years...and now his fins are clamped and tearing, and ive taken matters into my own hands. So i put him into a wide jar with pure water and some betta revive and some aquarium salt. he was my first betta and i feel horrible for letting this happen.

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Old 04-03-2010, 07:47 PM   #2 
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Let's start with details.

Water parameters - I will guess you don't have a testing kit? (Ammonia/nitrite/nitrate).
What is the temperature? It's highly important for a betta to stay at high temperature, 77-80F constant. 75 is already pushing it.

Clamped fins is a symptom of nearly everything. Stress? Parasite? Fungus? Is there ANYTHING physically different about him besides his tails? How often do you change water, and how big is the container he's , or was in? Is that purple plant plastic? The tearing is either tailbiting (but doubtful), or it's been caught and torn on something (I'm lookin' at the plant). Or it could be fin-rot, which is extremely common, especially in dirty waters.

What do you feed him, and how often, and how much? And what water conditioner do you use, or do you leave it out for a day?

Lots more details would be really helpful.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:34 AM   #3 
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the tank was at 78* with daily water changed because it was around a gallon. And we bought him with already calmed fins because i wanted to be the savior of all apparently.
~~ Bad news. He died this morning =( R.I.P. Oliver- 6/4/2005 - 4/4/2010
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:38 PM   #4 
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I am sorry to hear that. He lived a very long life for a betta though. It was probably just his time since he was old.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:29 PM   #5 
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Yea, he was my first betta, may he rest in peace ='(
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #6 
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So Sorry (((HUG)))
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:12 PM   #7 
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I'm so sorry about Oliver. RIP Oliver.
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