I got Jorge in September and he has been living in my dorm room with a heater and a filter in his 2.5 gallon tank until April. When I brought him home he started to hang out at the bottom of his tank way more than usual. Today I noticed that his upper fin looks torn. I took out one plant and replaced it with a softer, taller one so he could rest on that. He used to be so active but now all he does is sit on the bottom and I'm concerned. Please help me!
What size is your tank? 2.5gal
What temperature is your tank? 77-78F
Does your tank have a filter?yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no but I have one to put in if that would help
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?Aqueon Betta Food pellets. I havent changed it
How often do you feed your betta fish?twice a day (2-3 pellets)
How often do you perform a water change?every other week 50%. 100% at least once a month
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?either 100 or 50
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?a stress coat/water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? none
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?his fins seem to be shredding
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?he sits at the bottom when he never did before
When did you start noticing the symptoms?about two weeks ago he was sluggish. yeaterday I noticed the fins.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?I am going to change his water now with spring water because I just realized my well is out of water softner...
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him around eight months
***Sorry about the picture he wasn't cooperating when I tried to take a pic of his fins.****