So a few days ago I moved back to school after at summer at home. My boy had fin rot at the end of last year, but it wasn't too bad. I noticed it during finals week so I wasn't able to put the time I needed into helping him so I tried when I was back home. Unfortunately when I was at home, my mom overfed him and he got really constipated, and I decided trying to heal him at home just wasn't going to cut it. The only place we had to keep him in his quarantine tank was in the kitchen, so he was dealing with temperature fluctuations and got stressed. (lilnaugrim helped me out with the 1st treatment)
Now that I'm at school, I decided it was time to fix his fins. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that it had gotten worse. He has more split rays, there are some red spots (but in the middle of the fin, which seemed strange to me), and some of the fins look eaten away.
I also think he's constipated right now, and I think his swim bladder may be a bit swollen... I'll take a pic when I find where I packed my camera.... -_-
Its not too bad, his fins are basically all there, just a little shorter and split.
I'm setting up his quarantine tank now. I added Stress Coat + and AQ salt.
What size is your tank? 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? aprox 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? No (I'm going to pick one up once I'm settled in, but his tank only goes below 80˚ when the light for his plants is off)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x day
How often do you perform a water change? 1x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Aprox 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have an API master test kit. I just need to find it. I can post up the parameters when I find it...
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins are a bit shorter, eaten away in some spots. Some red parts on fins (not on edges). Split rays (I think thats the term I want)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't. He bites me now if I have to do something in his tank, but I think he's just not scared of me anymore.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A while ago....
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Just getting the hospital tank set up now
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes. He's had some fin rot since probably a week after I got him
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea..
Oh, and his 5 gal is planted.