Okay I just put my boy from his 2 gal, to his new 6 gal it is un-cycled as I am doing a fish in cycle. And in a matter of hours, his tail went from round, with a healing split to well completely torn up and discoloured.. no reason,t he tank is clean, no plastic plants or anything.
What size is your tank? 6 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80- 81
Does your tank have a filter?yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? just pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets a day, minus thursday
How often do you perform a water change? in the 2 gal I did one a week. 6 gal, as needed as I cycle
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? depends
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? just prime conditioner...
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tail went from round ( his crons have been gone for a long time ) with one split that was healing.. to a ragged mess that has some discoloration.. in a matter of hours literally like and hour and a half I firstt noticed it.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasnt, he isnt clamping or anything, just exploring..
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few hours ago, but it keeps getting worse
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I havent..
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had fin rot a month or 2 ago, but ti cleared up and his tail was healing well.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him in december an he was pretty small..
The only thing I can think of is him biting it... but I havne't seen him do it... Maybe the filter intake sucked him up? I am going to cover the intake with a panty hose.. just incase...