August has been in his NPT for about a month now. He aggressively flares at himself CONSTANTLY and I'm pretty sure that's the reason for his fin issues, just wanted to see if there's anything else I should be doing for him. Currently getting extra water changes with extra stress coat added. His tank is pretty heavily planted and there's really nothing else I can do to the outside of his tank to make him stop flaring so I am just hoping that he will get used to his reflection and knock it off, lol. Until then...
What size is your tank? 5.5g
What temperature is your tank? 80F
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? MTS, shrimp (amano and ghost)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? He gets a variety, mostly NLS pellets with live daphnia and the occasional frozen treat thrown in
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every day, usually once sometimes twice
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week, but bumped it up to two-three once I started noticing his fins
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Holes and tears in fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/A
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A couple days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Extra water changes and extra stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, he was sick when I got him - most likely ammonia poisoning with some fin rot
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him about a month ago...so not sure.
Here's his tank:
And his fin damage:
I do have a 2 gallon tank to QT if needed because I don't really want to treat him in the tank because of shrimp/snails/plants...hoping that what I'm currently doing is all that is needed. Any suggestions appreciated.