I noticed that one of Alpha's anal fins looked shorter than the other. A week or 2 ago I noticed that it looked almost like it was folded back on itself and now, it is definitely pronounced and noticeable. Here's a short vid that I took because he wouldn't sit still for a photo. The white tip on his long, right anal fin is his normal colouring. The short one is on his left. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfEc0...ature=youtu.be
If it IS finrot, what's my best method of treating him? I don't want to dose his tank because of the shrimp and all the plants but I'm concerned about my ability to heat his hospital tank as I just gave away my small heater to a friend for her betta and I don't think that I can fit it through the opening in the main tank to float it (plus it's glass, therefore heavy).
What size is your tank? 5gal
What temperature is your tank? 80*F
Does your tank have a filter? Marina S10 Slim (comes with prefilter sponge attached and output flow is super low)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? noop
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 3 red cherry shrimp, 2 assassin snails and an infestation of baby ramshorns and pond snails that the assassins are dealing with. Heavily planted (25 stems hygrophila, suBwassertang, java moss, 6 java ferns, 3 rosettes micro sword).
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? HBH Betta Bites pellets, freeze dried daphnia, bloodworms, mysis
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets am & pm Monday-Saturday, 1-3 (depending on size/type (either or, not all 3)) daphnia/mysis/bloodworm once on Sundays. Fast Sunday nights.
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? see above and video
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not a bit
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a week ago but thought it was just folded or maybe torn on decor at that time
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? not yet... unless warm water counts
Does your fish have any history of being ill? none
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm guessing 6 months as he was *very* small (less than 1inch long body... now about 1.75inch) when I got him 2 months ago.