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Old 07-31-2011, 07:44 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Clamped fins? help

hi im kinda new and i need some help, i recently bought a new betta after the one i had for about 2 years died :( i bought a halfmoon from petsmart about a week ago and 3 days later his fins started to clamp, i changed the water and started treating with AQ salt...can anyone help, i dont know what to do.

Housing
What size is your tank? 3 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? betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 2x a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50 % and 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner and AQ salt

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? fins are clamped
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 days after i brought him home
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? not sure
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:26 PM   #2 
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Oh my, that is extremely clamped, he sure doesn't look happy for sure.
His tail looks kinda, raggedy, is it possible he tore it on something in the tank? Or perhaps nipped at his tail a bit?

Either way here's hoping someone can give you some better help.
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nope theres nothing in there that could have torn it, and i havent seen him nipping at it.

thanks i hope someone can help!
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