What size is your tank? 10 GAL
What temperature is your tank? 81*F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Not currently
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Male betta separated w/divider
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? aqua culture betta pellet food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 6-7 days a week (3-4 pellets)
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner (tetra aqua safe)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrate: between 0 and 20 (right before a water change) (i use test strips)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Most of tail is chopped off
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)? i've had for 6 months, nad he's full sized
First, I have left the tank light off for the past 2-3 days. I was lazy, but I did feed the fish. Today was water change day, so I turned the light on and saw this!
Please tell me what's wrong with his tail. His neighbor has been in the tank with him for close to 2 months. Does his tail look chopped as well?