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Old 12-15-2011, 07:22 PM   #11 
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Myates thank you for the advice.

Good news, Neimo seems to be doing alot better. He got his color back and seems to be swimming and eating more. He is even starting to "dance" again during feeding time and slowly starting to flare up more.

Does anyone have any advice on how to fix his clamp fin?

I have another question also. I may be going away for a couple days next month and I was wondering if it is ok to leave him alone and let him use a feeder while I am gone? My concern is that he won't use the feeder or being alone for a couple of days will cause him alot of stress.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:28 PM   #12 
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Attached are three pictures of Neimo when he was not feeling so well. I would appreciate it if somebody would take a look and see if there is anything I am missing.

Thanks again for everbody's help.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:11 AM   #13 
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Glad to hear he is doing better!

It may take a little time to unclamp his fins- once the medication is out of his system, a few more water changes and he should be better..
You can also give him a mirror to exercise with for about 5 minutes 1-2 times a day.. it may help him open his fins up quicker, and the exercise might do him some good.

I would suggest not feeding him while you are away- just do a water change the day before you leave, don't feed him.. and once you return you can do a partial water change and start feeding him.
He can go a good while without food, up to two weeks before it becomes dangerous.
The idea behind it is- having clean water while you are away is more important then food for him. If there is no food- then no food, nor much (if any) waste is being made= clean, safe tank.

A vacation feeder, or those feeding blocks are dangerous. Too many horror stories of them malfunctioning and dumping in all the food, which in turns over feeds the betta and fouls up the water to deadly outcomes.. as well as those food blocks do the same thing, but they can be even more dangerous as they are continuously in the water whereas the automatic feeders are just a gamble if it will work.

Otherwise, can't tell too much by your pictures, other then the clamping.. but hopefully in short time he will start to feel better and unclamp.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:11 PM   #14 
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Hello !

Something similar is happening with my Betta ...........
He is usually so brilliant blue and active . Since yesterday morning he is all sulky and lethargic.
I changed the water completely and put in new water. I have attached a picture of him. He is looking white ....... Please help me out !
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #15 
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I recommend you create a new thread requesting advice, that way you will get more responses. When you post your thread answer as much of the below questions as much as possible. That way other members will be able to give you timely and correct advice.
What I did was stabilize the water temp, stop feeding him flakes and switch to pellets, and now I do a 100% water change twice a week, quite giving him melafix (bad for bettas) and he recovered. If you read through the thread you can see what responses I got. Everyone was very helpful and I learned a ton. Hope this helps.

Housing
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What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
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Food
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Ammonia:
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Hardness:
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