What size is your tank? 2 gallon fish bowl
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
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, with a non-adjustable heater that keeps your tank between 78 and 80 degrees.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets (don't remember the name and I don't have the package anymore) and blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly 100% change + rinse gravel, plant and bowl
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin Betta plus. Tap water conditioner
Have you tested your water? No
If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Big chunk of fin missing and jagged edges.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today, he was fine last night!
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, just noticed it.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Don't know but i got him about 6 weeks ago. He's fully grown though.
I'm so worried! My little guy was fine last night and when I turned his light on just now I noticed that!
(sorry for the bad pics, they were taken with my cell phone and Beetlejuice wasn't cooperating)
I'm guessing it's fin rot but can it get THAT bad THAT quickly?? If so, I have to do something now because at this rate, he'll be dead my morning!!
The only thing I can think of is that when I changed his water on Monday, I brought his bowl to the kitchen before taking him out so he got a little agitated when I tried to take him out and he ended up with 2 little pin holes in his fin. I put a little bit of salt in his water and he seemed fine, the holes were gone last night when I checked.
I'll do a water change right now and add salt but I just want to make sure that it is fin rot before I start putting medicine in his tank.
Thanks for your help, He's my first betta and I really like the little guy