Hi again. I'm worried about Remus. All his other fin injuries from moving (moved about a week and a half ago) have all started healing and fins are regrowing. However, there is a spot on his dorsal fin that worries me. It appears to be a small hole where when he swims, the broken part of the ray(?term?) moves in and out of the hole... like one of those pop up books. He's acting totally normal, swimming energetically (I think this might be part of why it's not healing as quickly) and eating like a pig.
I actually upped his food and was happily surprised that he ate all of it in 2 minutes.
I'll attach a pic and answer the questions:
What size is your tank? 10gal
What temperature is your tank? 80
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? No one except some plants
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, once in the AM, once at night
How often do you perform a water change? 25% every few days, 75% on Sundays (I skipped one the other day because I added live plants and wanted to let them settle in
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner+ stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: N/A (don't have the test)
Hardness:120-180 General hardness 0-40 carbonate hardness
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Small injury on the dorsal fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Since I got him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Warm clean water and love
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? young adult
In the photos you can see how his dorsal is sort of limp. He doesn't seem to notice though. Still swims around like it's his day off. I haven't noticed any change since I got him, just concerned that it hasn't healed yet.