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When I can, would a 10 gallon tank be better for my fish?
Old 07-18-2008, 10:33 AM   #11
 
They're all doing okay but my black one isn't using her left fin. It stays tucked to her side, and it has a white tip on it. there is also a small amont of white on her side where her fin stays. Did she get attacked by Luke or Gina? Is she sick?
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:36 AM   #12
 
I'm going to post picture as soon as my e-mail receives it from my phone.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:43 AM   #13
 
You can kind of see her fin...
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...8-08_08411.jpg

Look how fat she is...
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...8-08_08421.jpg

She's getting flat...
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...8-08_08431.jpg

Sorry they're all not the best quality. My camera won't focus right, and I'm afraid the flash will hurt them.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:57 AM   #14
 
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Oh boy, I just wrote the hugest thing and somehow my stupid laptop like erased what I said. Lol like how I blame the laptop?

The flash won't hurt the fish but most of the time doesn't help with the quality of the picture, mind you I'm not a photographer but I have no luck using flash and trying to take pictures of my fish.

The picture aren't clear enough to make a diagnosis, But I do see the white tip on the fin. Are her fins ragged and look like perhaps they are splitting? This is usually a sign of ammonia poisoning, and you say she has clamped fins so I'm almost positive this would be ammonia poisoning. Are her eyes clouded?

Have you done a water change yet? And have you gotten your test kit?

Remember don't cheap out and get the strips, get the liquid master test kit by API with ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pH.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:06 AM   #15
 
Her eyes arn't clouded, (they're black as normal) Does she look pregnant to you? and only that fin is clamped, she is swiming regularly, just without that fin. I'm having my grandma come by later to look. We might even take a trip back to the pet store with her to ask them, and to return my catfish. She was getting bullied in the petstore, (she was the smallest one) so I think they just ripped her fins. No one seems to be messing with her in my tank though.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:15 AM   #16
 
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Ehh... I guess she looks a little pudgy. But like I've already replied to your pregnancy questions in the fish and spawning section. If she is pregnant or not its not the biggest concern. Just so you know livebearers are able to reabsorb their babies or just abort them. So if your not looking out for the mama and making sure that her water conditions are met and she is feeling 100% then you can forget about ever seeing those fry, if they even exist.

Don't bring her to the pet store. Thats just going to put way to much stress on her. Plus, what have we learned about trusting the pet store people? They will probably give you this bull crap so you'll buy more things from them.

Your not planning on getting another catfish right?
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:17 AM   #17
 
I don't think I'm getting another catfish. My fish are taking care of any algae.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:24 AM   #18
 
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You don't have room for another cat fish... So you probably shouldn't.

And your not answering my questions, have you done a water change? Have you gotten a water testing kit? Lucky for you in you haven't, since your going to return your catfish you can get a testing kit too. Kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:26 AM   #19
 
How many tests does one do?
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #20
 
I havn't done a change, but I have a gallon of treated water that's been setting for two days now. It should be treated and ready now.
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