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Old 08-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Emergency!! Please Help!!!!

I just fed my Betta dinner and i noticed his fins were actually falling off! They were completely shredded! I turned of the filter as soon as i saw it. He ate his food as normal and he acted like nothing was wrong. What bothers me is when i came home at about 5:45 they were fine! His tank is in the living room and i have been watching him swim around and he never even got by the filter the whole time i was home! What's going on? What should i do? Im really worried!! Sorry if this isn't really an Emergency, It is to me! Please Help!
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:45 PM   #2 
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Turn your filter back on, stoping it and starting the filter can be more harmful since the bacteria will die and once you turn it back on it will push it out into the tank.
Check to see if there is any deco that can be sharp and tear the fins. If not, he may be a tail biter.. it is common. Is there any black edging to his fins? Can't really say what it can be exactly until there is more info, I'm sorry.
Also, pics would be very helpful, thanks.
If you have stress coat, add that in along with a water change until more experts come on to help you. Hope it helps some.

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 08-16-2011, 09:10 PM   #3 
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I think he has fin rot!!! Its 9:30 PM. Whats do i do?

I have been looking at his fins that didn't fall off...There black. Here is a picture. Sorry it's dark but it shows his fins.







Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
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? Tetra BettaMin Tropical Medley Flakes.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day.

Maintenance
I have not done a water change. I just bought him sunday.

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

Water Parameters: I use disttled water so i don't test it.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? N/A

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes, His fin turned black.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When i fed him Dinner.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I turned off the filter
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? He is still kind of see through so i am guessing young.

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