I really need help here. My Betta I got 6 days ago, his tail suddenly looks totally ragged. See pics below. His behavior seems unchanged so far, he is active and still eating well. He did jump out of his tank today (not sure if its related to the illness) but I put him right back in. Tank was a bit too full anyway. I think its fin rot but I really don't know. Have put in a tiny dosage of Myxazin last 2 days which is supposed to treat fin rot. Please see the before and after pics below and help me if possible. All additional info is in the generic questionnaire below.
What should I do? Continue with the current treatment? How would I know if he is getting better? Will his tail start growing back? When should I stop the treatment? The Myxazin directions say once a day for 5 days.
First picture is when I first got him. Last 3 are after I noticed the rot or whatever it is.
Thanks a lot in advance!!!
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
I have a heater but I have removed it as it is summer time.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Betta Flakes, Betta pellets, Blood worms alternating
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once a day 6 days a week
How often do you perform a water change?
Partial ever 3 days, full once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Distinct F water purifier
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 fins are totally ragged now. See pictures
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Has not really changed.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
2 days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Added Myxazin as I think its fin rot for last 2 days.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Just got him 6 days ago.