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    Question Twisted fin on Betta? Causes?


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    Well, I got Society here 2 days ago from my LFS, and I noticed he has a small twist/curl on the end of his dorsal fin. I passed it off as a genetic mutation or something but now I am curious about the cause. Perhaps it is from a case of finrot, or from being in such a small container orginally, with less than ideal conditions? Does anyone have any ideas? Do you think it will ever straighten out after a while with good conditions... Has anyone had this occur to their fish or seen it before? I am not exactly a betta expert so some help would be appreciated.. :D
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    It may be due to the fact that he was in a cup for a little too long...or its just a trait he has. It may correct itself as he starts to use the swimming room he'll have in his new home...or it may not...just thinking out in writing...I'm no expert on Bettas either.

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    Wow that was quick. Yes it will be interesting to see if it corrects itself. I don't mind it though, as long as it doesn't mess with his swimming.

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    bettas were bred for long fins, not rigid fins. it could just be that they are flopping over due to the natural effects of gravity.

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    Thats sounds like a reasonable and simple explanation, thanks for pointing that out.

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    +1 to the above. It doesn't look diseased to me. Beautiful looking fish, I've never seen one with that colouring before.
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    Thanks! Neither had I, I was very lucky to come across this one. Glad he doesn't look diseased to you lol.
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    Gorgeous color! He looks healthy...no signs of fin rot that I can see. Keep an eye on him, but it's probably stress-related. (which should resolve itself now)
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    Thank you so much! It would be interesting if it resolved itself but like I said earlier I don't really mind too much as long as he can swim alright. I am keeping a close eye on him though. I was really hoping it wasn't signs of finrot, glad you think it's not.

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    i am sure it is genetic or caused by gravity i have seen it in other Betta before and it has no effect on them. And i love your yellow Betta!

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