I've got my fish since 3 weeks now and he has been pretty fine except a small depression that is now gone away. But recently i noticed that his tail started getting slightly ripped at the end. I wonder if it is normal. He is as active as when i bought him even if sometimes he just stops moving.
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 26 degree celcius
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? floating pellet cut in two
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice. once in the morning once a night but the same pellet. its 1/2 each time. Sometimes he has 1 1/2 pellet
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinatore
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? his tail is starting to slightly get ripted
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he is a bit calmer
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 days from now
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, i changed the water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, he was depressed
How old is your fish (approximately)? i believe less than a year
here are some pictures. I know the plant is not natural but i can't get a natural one. I do not put gravel because 1) it is too much hassle to clean and 2) it keeps too much dirt.
I am a university student, i live in the dorms, a fish is the only thing we can have.