Hey guys, i just have a few concerns about my Betta. I won him at the fair a while ago and he has been doing very well.
I have a good set up for him, Aqueon Evolve2 which is a little under 2 gallons, filtered. I change water once or twice a week depending if i have time. If it is only once a week then it is a 100% change. Feed him twice a day with betta pellets and occasionally give him a tiny chunk of Brine Shrimp (He hates blood worms, picky guy.)
Anyways back to the issue at hand.
I had a rock in the tank with some plastic leaves on it that tore his fins, when i noticed this i pulled the rock out and the next day did a 50% change to reduce ammonia levels and help him heal. I went to Petco and the guy recommended Melafix, i do two drops daily in my size tank and he seems to be healing up okay. He does have some translucent white tips to his fins now, they are very small but i just wanted to make sure that it is not a disease or something, and that it is most likely new fin growth. Pics from when i got him to now will be attached.
Just did a new 100% change today and he looks very happy.
Pics are as listed
Day home from fair, in small container.
Second day after tank was running for 24 hours, just added.
The next pic is the camera flash one, took that for the "Betta pic" section on forums.
The next pic is eight days later 7-28-12, tears on fin. Water change that day. Medicine the next.
7-29-12 Tears look about the same, white tips appear on fins.
Today - 8-1-12 White tips are more prominent fresh water change, tears look a little better.
Im extremely sorry for such a long post.. I just want to make sure my fish is going to be okay, and i know with the collective knowledge on this site he has a good chance. Thank any and all of you for your help.