Originally Posted by callistra
I'm glad he's acting normal again. Maybe he was just constipated.
Any time you don't want to do weekly 100% changes you should own a drops kit for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. I would get them tested. I would also increase water changes to 50% weekly with siphon.
Exactly what pellets are you feeding and how many a day? The blood worms should only be fed once a week in replace of pellets as a treat, and he needs one fast day a week.
Are the fins getting worse or are they just not growing? If they're just not growing I would treat with stress coat at 1 ml per 1 g and vitachem at 2 drops per gallon.
Unfortunately, normal isn't at all different from how he has been. He just isn't getting any better or worse.
He gets Hikari Micropellet. He gets a small sprinkle, no more than he can eat in a couple minutes. He also gets betta flakes that he came with and blood worms. He usually ends up with a fast day, but I will ensure that happens now.
Yeah, the nitrate and ammonia have been 0 both times he's been tested.
They simply aren't growing back. They went away September of 2011 and now they won't grow back.