Noticed yesterday my Blue has a tear in his Cadual fin near the start of it...not quit center, a little above.
Can bad water ph be a cause of this? I have yet to get a test kit, as Im broke until next payday, so not sure what his water is like for sure. I have been doing about 30% water changes every other day now. I got him 8/28...but didnt fin out until about a week after about cycling his tank, so he should be nearing tank cycle by now. He has fakes plants in his tank...not solid plastic, but felt "leaves". Could the ends of these be the real cooperate? I felt them with finger-tip, and not really sharp, but are pointy. Seemed soft enough...but not positive.
Also noticed today today when I got home from work that he has a very small bump on the right side of his head, above, but between his eye and gill. Not white, or colored, same as rest of head color (black), but wasnt there before either. Im going to go take a pic now to post...but might not be posted until later.
He's in a 2.5 gal tank, with whisper filter. His light keeps him steady between 78-80 degrees, and I feed him Tera Tropical Beta Flakes twice a day, only a small pinch both times (use to be Beta pellets, 3-4 x2-a-day, but he doesn't like them anymore...just spits them out). Every other day I'll substitute the flakes for his favorite blood worms, otherwise I'll only give him 1-2 worms from my pinched fingers, as a special treat (not every day, but pretty close).