Hey all. I'm new to the forum and Betta ownership in general. Fishes name is Edward.
My brothers ex-girlfriend gave him to my brother and long story short I've started taking care of him after a bit of neglect on my brothers part. Recently I've been reading more about Betta care and have started to wonder if Edward is suffering from fin rot. His water went unchanged for quite some time but I have since fixed that. I've had him for maybe 3 weeks now, can't really say how old he is.
What size is your tank? 1 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? Unknown
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your Betta fish live with? Just rocks
What type of food do you feed your Betta fish? Hikari Betta Bio Gold
How often do you feed your Betta fish? 8 pellets once a day
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 95%? (The cup where I keep Edward during cleaning gets poured back in)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin Betta +
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Have never tested water.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your Betta fish's appearance changed? I'm not sure. I thought his fins used to look different but I didn't pay much attention to him before he was my fish.
How has your Betta fish's behavior changed? He's usually pretty active. He swims over to me when I look in the tank and gets excited at feeding time.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I have not had the fish very long.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for a few weeks but he's a few months old.