What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 85 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? N/A
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Top Fin color enhancing pellets, freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x per day, 3 pellets, fast Sunday's
How often do you perform a water change? Once per week or every 3-4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: Before I changed his water today it was .50 and then performed 75% change
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bit his fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Always on top or bottom of tank, hardly swims, very lazy, always still
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A couple weeks
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? N/A
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unknown
Today I came home from work and went to feed my betta. I usually feed him in the morning before work and in the evening after work. He's a halfmoon and lately I've been noticing its hard for him to turn fast. Anyway, I dropped him 2 pellets which he gobbled, and I turned for a split second to get one more pellet, and the next thing I knew I saw a huge chunk of fin in his mouth then it was swallowed. What should I do about regrowth?
I've read that stimulation outside of the tank can make a difference in a betta's happiness. I recently started a new full time job, so for 8-10 hours a day Finley is completely alone. By the time he sees either myself or my boyfriend, it's time for bed. Could this be the reason why he's been so inactive? I used to always be around when I wasn't working, watching him swim around.
Now he doesn't see people for majority of the day.