Ok, I mentioned Petsmart on mixing a Betta and other fish saying forums were wrong. So I have 3 of each- Black Skirt Tetras, Serpe Tetra,Glofish and (2) Black Mollies. I researched the Mollie and Glofish first but not the others. So Petsmart said 3 of each is fine,but they are schooling fish.So when I thought of adding it to 5 each and adding one more mollie,I realized I would be over the "one inch per gallon" rule. All fins are torn now which before I thought was bad water. The water is clear,the tank is about 4/5 years old in all. They are all active and eating. So my fear is they are fighting, if so, do I have to buy another tank so I can make proper schools? I do not have any more room if I had too! I have my 4 Fish tanks with gerbils and a hamster cage taking up all other space! Oh I use the API Master test Kit. I have 3 hidey ornaments with the one being a large "branch style" with holes to go in, fake plants and regular small gravel. Ideas?
What size is your tank? 29gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78f
Does your tank have a filter? yes-Top Fin 30
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Bubble wand
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Not a betta in it see above list:
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Flakes/Brine Shrimp Frozen once in a while
How often do you feed your betta fish? Almost Daily
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? About 25-30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? FINS TORN
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? NO
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Started about 5 months ago
with a Black Skirt Tetra( well the white one of those who is a loner fish and the worst off)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have used Jungle Clear Fin and Tail Rot a few times and then Melafix once
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year