My female betta fish has clamped fins! She seems normal- eating, pooping, swimming. Water is conditioned!

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Yes, I bought my gal recently, and transitioned her to a bigger tank, with deco, gravel, rocks, and a tree decoration that is carved out on the inside so she can hide. I have conditioned her water, though her tank is not filtered nor has circulation. I regularly do complete water changes. Even though she just transitioned she still eats and poops, and swims about normally. So I think she actually wasn't that stressed. Her color looks the same, no fading, etc. The strange thing is, when i just transitioned her, her fins were not clamped.
But very recently, I noticed that her caudal fin and her dorsal fin is clamped, as well as her ventral fins. And, her water smells like the chlorine in swimming pools, so I suspect that it might be something about her tank water. Maybe I added too much water conditioner?
If anyone has any suggestions or advice, please reply to this. It means a lot to me, because I don't want my girl (her name is Lisanna) to have clamped fins. Thanks, guys!
 
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Actually, her caudal fin is very clamped. Anybody, please help!!! BTW: Haha, that's why my username is "Lisanna". After my veiltail betta!
 
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EmeraldSkies said:
Have you tested your water?
no. Is there anywhere where I can test my water? Do i have to order a water test tube thing online? thanks
 

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Lisanna said:
no. Is there anywhere where I can test my water? Do i have to order a water test tube thing online? thanks
You can take a little tub of it to Petco or PetSmart and they will test it for you. Although if you can, it’s easier just to buy an API testing kit.
 

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I see in your profile that you don’t know what the nitrogen cycle is. You’ll definitely want to research that. I’m guessing there’s ammonia in her water, which needs to be tested with a test kit. I recommend API master test kit but strips would work if you can’t get the (API) liquid kit soon. Can you Do daily water changes for a few weeks? It sounds like you’re going to end up doing a fish in cycle.
 
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jkkgron2 said:
I see in your profile that you don’t know what the nitrogen cycle is. You’ll definitely want to research that. I’m guessing there’s ammonia in her water, which needs to be tested with a test kit. I recommend API master test kit but strips would work if you can’t get the (API) liquid kit soon. Can you Do daily water changes for a few weeks? It sounds like you’re going to end up doing a fish in cycle.
yeah, then i will try to do water changes every 1-2 days. thanks
 

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