When I got home today I noticed that my Betta Guppy has lots of tears in his tail.
I changed the water this morning, and he was still fine. I changed the water as I always do, nothing out of the ordinary happened and he had his well deserved favorite breakfast after the water change. Today was 100% water change day which is always a little stressful for him because he does not like waiting in the little cup while his home is cleaned. But, bottom line is, he was fine when I left home for work.
This is a photo of his fins I got last week, all look perfectly normal (for him).
His fins have always been very thin, super long and kind of curled in some spots.
This is him today:
Today I got home and saw the torn tail. I did find one artificial plant that seems to have some sharp edges and I clipped that away assuming that was the culprit. I don;t know how I could have not seen it before and I don't understand how he did not get caught on it before, but maybe he did not swim that way or it got adjusted after the water change where it is more exposed now.
I do see a tiny black spot on his tail so I am worried it might be fin rot.
here are some closeups of his tail:
This one shows the black spot:
it is really tiny, you can only see it in that one angle.
Do you guys think I should wait a few days and see what happens or should I start treatment right away?
If treatment, is better to use just stress coat or should I also use aquarium salt?
I have two live java ferns, will the salt harm these or can I leave them in the tank?
Thanks in advance for the help.