What size is your tank? 5 gal (currently 1 gal hospital)
What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes, but not in hospital
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omega 1 betta fish pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 or 2 pellets once a day
How often do you perform a water change? normally once a week; hospital tank everday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? normally 25 - 50%; hospital 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? tail fin is rotting away
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he seems to be behaving normally; he eats fine and swims around as well as he can with a messed up tail
When did you start noticing the symptoms? it's been going on for a while but it got much worse after I moved him to the hospital tank and started treating with aquarium salt
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I tried a few rounds of Maracyn II while he was still in the 5 gal tank; then I got a hospital tank and started a salt treatment
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I've only had him since July
How old is your fish (approximately)? Pretty young.. less than a year
I hope someone can help me. The fin rot started almost immediately after I brought him home, but I assumed it was from stress so I just kept the water clean and warm, hoping it would straighten itself out. Then it got worse so I did two round of Maracyn II in his 5 gallon tank with no luck. About two to three weeks ago I moved him to a 1 gallon hospital tank and started a daily aquarium salt treatment. I put 1 1/2 tbsp of salt in daily and did daily 100% water changes. He seemed to be getting better but after the treatment of 7 days ended, he got dramatically worse and it has been getting worse ever since. Two days ago I decided to try another salt treatment, but it's not helping.
Here are some photos:
The first is the day I brought him home. The other two I just took today.