my poor little fish has had his fins clamped up for a while now. at first i thought it was from stress, and/or being cold so i gave him some stress coat and put him under a heating lamp. but now it seems that he cant open his fins. i couldnt tell before but now it looks like hes struggling to unclamp his fins, and he breaths heavy sometimes. how can i help him??? :(
Sound similar to what my guy has. His fins look like they're stuck together, and it looks like the tips are rounded. I treated him with betta revive and AQ salt. His fins are only starting to spread out a bit more now, but they still look slightly stuck together. It originally started out with what looked like a columnaris (cotton-mouth disease) infection.
Yes it looks like the picture Myates poasted but more severe. it looks like hes having a lot of troubble swimming. ive bin keeping the tank very clean and his fins look like they spread slightly more appart today. And now hes blowing huge bubbles its really wierd. not the ones bettas usually blow. really big bubbles,and i think he has troubble breathing. could he be blowing big bubbles because he is having troubble breathing? :( i dont know what to do.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets, meal worms, diatoms, blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? every other day
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? API betta water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins are clamped together and curled.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he struggles to swim and leans against plants to get around the tank. He looks tierd and breaths heavy. I have troubble getting him to eat, and he has a hard time swimming up to get food.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A coupple of weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I thought he was cold and stressed so i put him under a heating lamp and treated him with stress coat.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, other then being sevearly male nurished when i first got him.
How old is your fish (approximately)Roughly a year, most likely 8 months to a year.