I am a new betta mom. My sister got her betta back in February, a Halfmoon Male. His fins are getting really weird, and after a lot of research, I would say he has fin rot, but I'm not sure.
Sorry for the size!
Whatever this is, could someone tell me how to treat it? Here is his info:
What size is your tank? 2 gal
What temperature is your tank? Around 74
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Not sure
Is your tank heated? Not sure
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Freeze dried bloodworms (I know thats not good for them, I told her to stop, gonna tell her again.)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 6 days a week
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week, I think
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Not sure
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Not sure, I don't think any.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
She doesn't have a water tester, I've been telling her to buy one.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins splitting and getting smaller. If I look close I can see tiny black dots on his tail fin. (Sorry if thats not what its called. All I know is anal fin and dorsal fin.)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/A
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A long time ago, but she said it was "nothing to worry about", but I have read more now...
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? N/A
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea whatsoever.