What size is your tank? 10 Gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-80 Degree's
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Pleco, Mollie, Black Mystery Snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? 3 crushed Tetra Betta pellets, plus a few fish flakes for the other fish. Fast 1 a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once, and Twice alternating, fast Thursday
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly/Monthly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 33% Weekly 100% Monthly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat/Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: 75 (GH)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tail Rot
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Staying more towards the top of the tank, hiding in the bamboo leafs.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? He's had tail rot, since I got him, he had a case of tail biting when he had ick, but more tail is gone.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes/No I stress coat his water. Thinking about salting him for a while after tomorrow.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Tail rot, and Ick, Fin Biting.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Walmart rescue, Mature though.
I've had a pretty rough time with him, and his tail. Since I got the other Betta who is in perfect health, and my little girl is in perfect health. I just feel bad seeing his with out the larger tail he used to have. Makes me feel bad.
I don't know if theres something I am doing wrong or anything, Whenever I salt him, I put 1 table spoon of water in 1 gal, then I move him into the water, I keep the temps the same, if not a 1 degree difference. Usually let him be for 30 minutes then move him back into his tank.
When he had ick, I did dump 10 tps into the tank and let him sit in it, the fin rot, ick, and tail biting stopped. Granted I only did 50% W/C daily. Then after the ick I boiled everything.
The only thing I changed before the rot got worse, was I had another mollie, and 4 black skirt tetra's in the tank. He got along with those well, and his tail was still growing back at that time.