What size is your tank? 6g
What temperature is your tank? 80F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
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? 4 pellets. Once in a while he gets flakes and freezed dried bloodworms as a change. Sundays he fasts.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x's a day
How often do you perform a water change? every other days due to ragged tail.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? anywhare from 25%-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API stress coat, aq/salt. I add tetra aqua safe water conditioner to the water that stores his future water changes.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: general 60, carbonate 80
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? from ragged fins which were healing after fin rot to just now, torn in half and very frayed tail.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 weeks ago for fin rot, just now for torn or chewed fins
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? aq/salt 1 tsp/g and stress coat for fin rot.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him May 21/12
I have noticed my betta fish has had ragged fins for the last couple of weeks. I have been treating him with aq/salt after every other day water changes. I also started using stress coat about a week ago. He was making great improvement.
Just a few minutes ago, I noticed he has torn fins. Well his tail anyway. Today being his fasting day, I believe he chewed off his own tail. As I am writting this, I watched him chase his own tail.
Please any advice in treating him so he does not get tail rot again. In a 6g tank, how often should I do a water changes and how much? I fear treating him with aq/salt anymore since he was just treated with it.
Tank you for any and all help.