Hi all, I wish to ask about what physical indications there are when a betta is healing from fin rot, ammonia burns etc and how long it takes.
My royal blue vt pops his fins from time to time from over flaring but usually the pinholes will be gone the next day. This to me is an amazing healing speed as opposed to his tail which I treated for fin rot 3 weeks back. It is still healing. His tail is now have clear spikes at rhe end with some semi transparent grey blue webbing near the end. is that normal? will his blue color fill in the grey areas when they fully heal or is there something wrong with the tail fin?
Said betta also has some grey under his chin and shiny edges to his gills, these are shiny under the light and I thought it was velvet for the longest time. but now I am wondering whether it could simply be skin healing from ammonia poisoning. My friend bought him from a local perland discount where he was in a tiny tiny bowl and his comarades were either dead or dying. I went to the same store and asked how often they changed the water to which they replied to be around once every two days. That water is definately an septic ammonia tank. That leads me to think that he could have previously had ammonia burns.
I recently got him a friend (a red and blie vt)from a local pet store which kept their bettas in just enough water to keep them submerged (again most were dying). They were all placed stacked on top of each other in these small cubes in a giant card board box (not even on the shelves!). Not being confident in my fish doctor skills I chose the healthiest one. They are now next to each other and have these crazy bubble nest building competitions. Both living in a gallon tank (ive heard thy can live pretty long in 1 gallons if done right - plants and water changes and stuff) when the flaring gets too intense I move one to the other side of my bedroom. They actually seem to miss each other if separated for too long, LOL.
champion bubble nest for the day.