Hey, so I just recently got a betta fish last Wednesday and he was doing fine. I did some research and discovered it was probably a good idea to get a heater, so I had to go out and buy a new tank for him along with a heater.
He seems fine in his new tank, but he spends 99% of his time either on top or beside the heater and I've noticed his fins/tail look shriveled up.
I thought it was possibly fin rot, but it doesn't seem to fit the symptoms.
I haven't tested his water as I'm a bit short on money right now due to Christmas, but I should be getting some within the next few days.
*I'm stilling trying to get a good picture of him, he's a bit camera shy*
What size is your tank? 3.7 liters, Aquaview Aquarium Kit
What temperature is your tank? 76-78F
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? Nutrafin Max
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day or once every two days.
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? 25-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin Betta Plus Tap Water Conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? his tail is shriveled up and the tips of his fins are white
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's not as active and stays in one corner of the tank with the heater
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I placed him from his old tank into his new tank with the heater which was about 2 days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unsure. I got him on Dec. 14 from Petcetera.