I've had Fish Perry for almost 1 yr now. A challenging journey from an instant connection to the little guy in the dirty cup of water to my my current "epic" battle to save his tail. I new zero about fish when I bought him, and not much more now.
Y'all have helped me regarding his tail before and Im hoping that I finally have a pic, I can figure out WHY WHY WHY this keeps happening to his dang tail!
He lives in a filtered ( marina adjustable flow filter set on medium low flow), heated ( 80 degrees ), 10 gallon tank. Lots of silk plants and caves. I use the test strips with color blocks and they say the water parameters are just right ( the colors match the safe/good category ). I do 70% water change with gravel vacuum every Wednsday. I do NOT wash the castle,cave, log, plants. Should I??
I caught him chomping his tail once, but now I see a pin hole. That means fin rot doesnt it?
My filter has 3 slim cartridges that I swish in the old water ( as advised ),
should I be replacing them each month instead?
I really adore this fish and I try to take good care of him. Please help me fix his tail! I have treated him with salt, then T.C.Tetracycline, each time it improves, showing regrowth, but the problem always returns.
I thought it was solved when I saw him bite, but now I think its thr rot again. HELP! WHY??