The other day I noticed my betta's fins look knotted (for lack of a better word). The ends look like they're knotted in a ball at the tips. I'm not sure if it's fin rot or maybe something else. He's my first fish so I don't know much about signs of diseases. As far as decor in his tank there are 2 ornaments for hiding and silk plants. I filled out the questionere and posted pics below it.
What size is your tank? 5.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? don't think so
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? aqueon pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets daily
How often do you perform a water change? once weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? approx 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? aqueon betta bowl plus
Water Parameters: had water tested at Petsmart
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? slightly
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a couple days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? not sure. I got him christmas eve from Petsmart.
This is the first day I brought him home(christmas eve). (the plastic plant was only there for a few days until I put him in his bigger tank)