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Old 01-12-2011, 06:30 PM   #1 
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Clamped Fins? Help!!

Housing
What size is your tank? He was in a 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80*
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? none

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

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? With the 10 gal, 50% every 3 days, 100% every 6th day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None, pure water.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has clamped his fins tight
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He was fluttery and fun, now inactive and unhappy
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today
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)? Im not sure, maby a year?


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Old 01-12-2011, 06:38 PM   #2 
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So you don't add any water conditioner to the water?
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #3 
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I dont have any additives in my water, my mom had a beta a few years back that never had any problems, we never added anything into his. We are off of a privet well on our own poperty.
So no, i dont.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:44 PM   #4 
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it's very important to use water conditioner to remove any heavy metals and chlorine that may be in your water :3 I'd recommend getting some from the store, it's inexpensive. It's generally considered a must for owning a fish (in my opinion it's as important as feeding, but that's just me XD)
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we dont have an chlorine or heavy metal in our water. its ground filtered, it has been tested by the health dep, and they told us we could bottle it from the tap and sell it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #6 
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Trust me, it's really important to have water conditioner. It also adds a slime coat which improves your fishy's health and helps the gills work correctly. Even fresh bottled spring water is considered unsafe for fish until it's been conditioned :3
Not trying to offend your water source, it's just one of those things you need to have...heater, food, water conditioner =)
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #7 
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Its just that out of all of the fish we've had, (i have 2 other bettas, in the past...1 betta, 6 Guppies, 5 gold fish and a cleaner fish) iv never needed it. :/
My other two are fine...i will see if i can find a test kit for my water.
But, at this current moment in time, anything i can do for him?

I have him in a cup with about an inch of water, so he can get air easyer...what else should i do?

>.< every time i look at your avi i think its a penguin untill i look again.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:05 PM   #8 
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I can guarantee you that a water conditioner will extend the life of your fish =( I know it seems weird for us, but the quality of water for humans isn't the same as water quality for fish. Alkalinity, PH, water hardness/softness, etc can all be things we don't think about but are essential to healthy fish. But until then...well, what other symptoms does he have? clamped fins I can see, but any other problems? Also, thank you XD does look like a cute penguin~
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:14 PM   #9 
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He has gotten unattentive, stopped eating and has no desire to swim. He seemes to hate his 10G tank. He is still bright orange, has no discolerations. He wont flair, but he never really has...ummm iv had him for about a month now and all of this started when i moved him into the 10g tank.
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Hmm, it's possible the change in temperature was rather sudden for him, could have stressed him out. Also, did you cycle your tank?
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