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Old 06-22-2014, 12:52 PM   #1 
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what is wrong with his tail?? pic heavy

i thought charlie had over flared and torn his tail but i went out on friday and when i got back saturday there was another tail and it over all just looked ragged. he hasn't lost any length and theres no abnormal black. (he does have 1 or 2 spots of black on his tail but they are always there) like i said he hasn't lost any length but it appears theres less red and more clear than before. the pictures didn't do a good job of catching the ragged but i took over 100 pictures spread out through friday, saturday and today. on the 16th i did about a 95% water change and completely re arranged his tank, maybe should i not have done that? also on friday i added live bamboo. but i noticed thursday night hes at the back of the tank and just swims back and forth a long the back of the tank, not leaving the back of the tank often which is unlike him, he usually used the whole tank. i tried taping paper to the back and sides of the tank but that seemed to bother him more so i took it off on saturday. so how do i fix this?

Housing
What size is your tank? 45 gal long
What temperature is your tank? probably about 75 because my room is around 80 always
Does your tank have a filter?no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated?no but my room is always very warm
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? some kind of tetra idk they are micro pellets and "enhance color"
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? once a week but i use a turkey baster to suck poop out a couple times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? usually between 80-95%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? none

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? tail is splitting
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? staying at the back of the tank more than normal
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 6/19
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? bought may 12 2014
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:43 PM   #2 
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Ohhh hey, my guy looks really REALLY similar to that! Right now my guys look a but more shredded but a month ago, Emiko's looked just like that

Do not worry, this is signs of tail growth. He seems to be having a fin growth spurt, just like my Emiko has had 3 times since I got him. And typically over flaring causes their fins to get holes in them or split cleanly in half.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:54 PM   #3 
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OH MY GOD HEY sorry but I JUST NOTICED, YOUR FISH IT LITERALLY THE TWIN OF MY EMIKO! Lol I showed my mom your avatar and she thought your Charlie looked just like my Emiko.. wow they are even growing the same..
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Ohhh hey, my guy looks really REALLY similar to that! Right now my guys look a but more shredded but a month ago, Emiko's looked just like that

Do not worry, this is signs of tail growth. He seems to be having a fin growth spurt, just like my Emiko has had 3 times since I got him. And typically over flaring causes their fins to get holes in them or split cleanly in half.
wow so its nothing to worry about? i do think he is having a fin growth spurt because he does appear bigger.. but i was super worried

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OH MY GOD HEY sorry but I JUST NOTICED, YOUR FISH IT LITERALLY THE TWIN OF MY EMIKO! Lol I showed my mom your avatar and she thought your Charlie looked just like my Emiko.. wow they are even growing the same..
thats really cool that they look the same and are growing the same!
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #5 
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!!!!!!!!!
And yep, it is nothing to worry about but you could always add a bit of aquarium salt just to take precautions, I do that even though you don't have to.
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:30 PM   #6 
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and also follow the salting dosage, 1 gr salt/ 100 gr water, your tank is 45 gallons=170,34 ltr, (1ltr:1000 gr), it means you have to give your water about 1,7034 kg salt. maybe my count was wrong, you can count it by yourself :D
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or maybe your fish had an unusual bone growth
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:45 PM   #8 
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I think AQ salt is 1/2 teaspoon per gallon.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:10 PM   #9 
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thanks guys!
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:49 AM   #10 
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i was able to get a better picture of his tail during a water change today. only the far left is his tail, the top and bottom fins are in the picture too so his tail isn't THAT torn up....
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