Just wondering if you all can help me with Anthony; I came back from 2 weeks away and it looks like he has lost his tail fin. It looks like a little stump, that's all that is left.
So, I am assuming it is a bad case of tail rot so I am treating him with AQ salt bath, it's only his second day. This is baffling to me because I am religious about his care and provide good food and fresh warm water. I am scared it will advance into body rot, you know? It may even be there and I just can't see it.
So, I need some help .... should I give him some different medication here?? His last bout was a while ago but it didn't look this serious. My husband was watching him when I was away and I guess he didn't notice his fin dissolving ... it's black along the edges in some spots. He's a friendly little fella so I'd like to keep him around a while longer!!! Is Anthony going to die??
What size is your tank? 16g
What temperature is your tank? 80F
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? 3 Pygmy corydoras
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice per day, fasting on Sunday
How often do you perform a water change? 25% midweek PWC, big cleaning 1x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% PWC, 75% big cleaning
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime, API Stresscoat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? All WNL, water is very hard and contributes to his fins curling
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His tail fin has almost disappeared
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He hides a lot in his Betta log
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Sunday, back from holiday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Sunday, in AQ salt hospital tank
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, he had slight case of fin rot a while back; bloating once when he ate Crusty the shrimp months ago
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1.5 years