So for the longest time, I was told/belived Buddha had ammonia burns on his fins because of the red tint. But, the color has been going in and out lately. It gets more noticeable before I do a water change, which would be when the tank has 2 day old water in it. But then it "goes away" a little after the tank is cleaned. Is the red being affected by the ammonia, or something in the tank?
And HOW do I test the ammonia? I currently have one water test strip, but it doesn't test for ammonia ><
Also, Buddha's fins aren't fully healing from the fin rot. It's been quite awhile and although his fin tear is almost healed, the edge of his caudal and anal fins are still dark/ cellophane.
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 77 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? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
How often do you perform a water change? every other day or every 3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% or 50% if I do one change after another
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner and AQ salt
Water parameters are perfect except the hardness in which the water is REALLY soft.