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Old 10-16-2010, 08:05 PM   #1 
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I don't know what's wrong. :[

Housing
What size is your tank?
-- 5 Gallon
What temperature is your tank?
-- It's normally between 74 & 76
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 him alone

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
-- Some days Tetra betta flakes with color enhancers and some days he gets Wardley's betta pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
-- When I wake up in the mornings and before I go to bed at night.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
-- Partial every 2-3 days and a full change weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
-- During my partial changes usually 25% to 50% depending on how dirty it is.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
-- I was using just plain spring water and now i've been using tap water with Tetra AuquaSafe and a tad of spring water mixed in.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
-- I haven't tested it.

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
-- He's been clamping his fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
-- It hasn't really. He still swims around and eats normally.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
-- About 4-5 days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
-- I did a full water change and added some aquarium salt according to the directions on the package.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
-- No.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
-- I'm not sure. I've had him for about 3 weeks and he's been fine up until now.

Basically, his fins were fine and I woke up the next day and he had his fins clamped. He's eating and swimming normally, i'm just worried about his fins. I don't know if it's just stress or if he's sick. I added some aquarium salt to his water last change and they opened up a little but they still don't look good enough for my mind to be settled.

Here's a picture of his fins before and after.

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Any clues or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
He's my first betta, so I'm not sure if it's something i've done or not.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:49 PM   #2 
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Doesn't look too bad, maybe he's just a bit chilly... Try bumping the temp up to the 78-80 range and see if that helps.
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:26 PM   #3 
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I think he looks fine. Like metalbetta said, it might help if you raised the temperature in there.
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:54 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the replys guys! I'll try warming his tank up and see if that helps. :D
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:01 PM   #5 
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You should make sure you get a liquid test kit too. But yeah, he looks fine. Raise the temp and keep an eye on him :) I keep mine at 80
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