She was attacked and lost all her fins, and many scales, and the other fish was FINE, which I would be worried about, except all these girls are smaller than her. The scales still look pretty bad, and I noticed a loss of color in her head today, but that ight be from nitrate shock because I decided to put her in the breeder box to get her used to the water chemistry. The nitrate isn't super high, but Ive been putting off changes... Her fins are growing back well and she is stable. The attack happened about 10-15 days ago. Is she safe to put back in? I can put her on the watch list with 2 other girls. They are removed and put in the breeder box periodically to give them extra food and monitor them better. One has a gill problem and both are smaller than the rest, but thats not my point, my point is I was wondering when it is good to put her in, and when it is good to put the other girl who attacked her in. also, Her condition after the accident... lets see *thinking* she was pretty bad, she was really lethargic and stuff afterwards, and she didn't eat for the first feeding. she has lost some weight, but I figured she is working to regrow her fins alot. I have her on the nutrition part of the food (tetramin tropical crisps has 3 types of food, will explain more later) And am just starting her on muscle, color will wait :P I also give freeze-dried bloodworms, and attisons pro betta pellets... you know, ima fill out the thingy!
What size is your tank? 29 galllons, but she was in a jar for the past 2 weeks.
What temperature is your tank? 80.1
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None right now, the sorority has 7 young hms, a ghost shrimp, and soon to be one more betta (after her)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetramin tropical crisps (nutrition), attisons pro betta pellets, and freeze-dried bloodworms.
How often do you feed your betta fish? No schedule, I know, I'm a bad mommy :( I would say about once or twice a day, and I feed a pellet and/or a crisp and/or a freeze dried bloodworm.. or 5
How often do you perform a water change? As needed, fish are constantly in and out of the tank, so as long as the params are good and there are plants to handle extra ammonia, she is good
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 15%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: It fluxuates, probably very low.
Nitrate: I haven't tested in awhile, orange on the API test chart last week (I don't have the card with me so idk the number)
I didn't test her jar, but it was the same source water, no filter. I changed it daily to every other day, 100%, and I had AQ salt until I saw fin regrowth, and one day this week just to be sure.
Yeah, about the food, it has 3 different kinds of crisps all mixed together, green is basic nutirtion, orange is muscle, and red is color. I mostly gave her nutrition, and when she got pellets, she got the minimum for everything else, and also, on a side note, I fed them all mosquitoe larvae and dead bugs the other day.. yum!