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Old 05-09-2011, 07:52 AM   #1 
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Possible Fin Rot?

I'm a bit paranoid, as you may noticed, but I think this isn't how his fins should look like, he has a V cut on it, I managed to take some more or less good photos of it:

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This was taken yesterday and is how his tail looks like:



This is a closed-up of his fins:












And this is the thingy he is getting covered with and releasing it sometimes, idk if it's normal, I managed to take a photo as well:

PS: he was covered with it when I got him back from my friend, I managed to less it down 95%;

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:35 AM   #2 
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I hate to say this but can I have some replies? The pet-store will close in 2:30 hours and if I could buy something (besides the heater I didnt buy yet) I could get it today still. =X
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:58 AM   #3 
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Can you fill out as much of these questions as possible?
I don't see fin rot from the photos, however his fins look terribly clamped, which is usually a sign something is wrong. Answering these questions below might help us determine the cause.

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Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:06 AM   #4 
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Also, in a picture you posted in a different thread, there is something on his ventral fin that reminds me of a bacterial problem called Columnaris.

I recommend purchasing aquarium salt, if he does have either finrot or columnaris, it will help both.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:25 AM   #5 
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Yep its this thing here:

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z...t/IMG_0784.jpg


Housing
What size is your tank? 4L
What temperature is your tank? 68 to 77 (I know its low, sometimes drops to 64)
Does your tank have a filter? not yet
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? no :C
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none :C

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Mini Granules
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, sometimes I give it like 1-2 bloodworms, he doesnt like it much :C

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? daily atm
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? Tap water conditioner (although I use mineral because of tap water problems)

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

Ammonia: dont have
Nitrite: ^
Nitrate:^
pH:^
Hardness:^
Alkalinity: ^

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yeah, since last week it was full of this gooey stuff, then I looked for help and I started changing the water daily and tried to keep the water heat more or less stable while I wait for my aquarium.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yes, he is alot calmer now since I started the "treatment"
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Since I got it back from holiday and got it from my friend's house (he was kept there for 2 weeks)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Just daily water change, his gooey stuff went down 95%, but he's still getting it and releasing in the water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None that I know of, I have him for 2 months (?) I got it from a friend who was moving away.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea but probably older than 6 months.

My old thread is here if you want to read:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=69827
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:25 AM   #6 
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Well, the petstore closes in 40 mins, I will leave it for tomorrow, my mum wants to go there as well anyway, if the aquarium arrives tomorrow as well then is 2 birds with 1 stone! :P

Wait, that doesn't sound good for a pet forum, like 2 rabbits with 1 axe! Even worse!

What's with those sayings...? >.>
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:58 AM   #7 
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As denaliwind said, treating him with Aquarium Salt will help with both fin rot and "the gooey" stuff.
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