My male Betta. I got him about three weeks ago, and had him in a one gallon for a few days until I could move him, and that was about two weeks ago. He is now in a 10 gallon, filtered, the temperature is at a constant 73-75 degrees. I didn't check the PH levels, because I lack a kit. There is one other fish in the tank with him, and that's a black Kuhli loach, about an inch long. I feed my Betta; Aqueon Tropical flakes once a day, or a little bit more at a later time if I didn't feed him enough, and I drop an algae tablet into the tank once every 2 days or so, for my loach. I change the water 20% every 3-4 days, and do a 10% if the tank looks especially cloudy.
There's currently no lighting on the tank, I do have my desk lamp on for about 12 hours a day though.
His fins have been continuously rotting, some days it looks better but other days not, and the past two days or so he hasn't been eating a lot. Today I noticed a super-long white string looking thing attached to the upper-lower part of his body, and I was wondering what it could be.
Here's some pictures, apologies for the bad quality: