I have had a male delta for about 6 months now who has always been very healthy. I've always kept his water pristine and he has never had any issues.
Recently I started a sorority and had one female with some severe fin rot when I got her. She is being treated with jungle fungus eliminator and is making an AWESOME recovery.
Anyhoo... my male is now starting to show the beginings of fin rot. I'm afraid that using the gravel vac in the sick tank might have contaminated his tank? Is that possible? What causes fin rot other than poor water? If this is the case are all my tanks in jeopardy?
Thanks for any advice!
What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 79
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? planted
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets with the occasional bloodworm or flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets twice a day, fasting one meal on saturdays, sub one feeding per week with 2-3 bloodworms.
How often do you perform a water change? 3x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%, 50%, 100% with full tank/gravel cleaning
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? slight fin rot, tail looks a little tattered on ends
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? none
When did you start noticing the symptoms? last night
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes, 100% water change and added jungle fungus eliminator
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? a year? I've had him 6 months