Sick Betta. Twisted top fin, lays at bottom of tank - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: morgantown, wv
Posts: 187
Sick Betta. Twisted top fin, lays at bottom of tank

Any ideas what this could be? Basically his fins are very clamped. his top fin is twisted in a spiral.

He is pretty lethargic and hangs around the bottom of the tank.
taiwwa is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 01:15 AM
Algae Grower
Myrr's Avatar
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York State
Posts: 131
Was his top fin always twisted? Sometimes they get that way from hard water, especially if it's a CT. Though, def. do a water change and check your nitrates (and ammonia, if applicable), since that's not normal.
Temp should be 75-82'F in it's tank, too, and will succumb to cold if not or if poorly regulated. If it's in a community tank, put it in a tupperware cup and float it in the display so you can keep an eye on the betta and also keep anything nasty from hitting the other fish. Just watch the params in the cup but since it's a betta, it doesn't need aeration, which is nice.
Myrr is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 04:46 AM
Planted Tank Guru
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: DC area
Posts: 3,045
How long have you have the fish and how long has he been showing these symptoms?

What size container is he in? Is it heated and if so what is the temp. Is the tank cycled? What are your readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? How often do you do water changes and when was the last one? What type of water conditioner do you use? What do you feed him, and how much?
wendyjo is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome