Stumbled across this forum, and since my betta fish is sick with a case of fin rot, I thought to consult some experts on anything else I may need to do.
What size is your tank? 2.5G
What temperature is your tank? Usually about room temperature, 28 degrees C
Does your tank have a filter? Usually yes, but while he's sick I've taken it out to prevent the medicine from being filtered out
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Besides the filter? No
Is your tank heated? Only by the lamp and ambient room temperature
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta pellet food, and Nutrafin Basix Dried Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, typically in the mornings.
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% and 75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta water conditioner, Betta Enviroclean
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His tail fin has decreased in size, appears ragged, common symptoms of fin rot
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, doesn't show excitement for food or upon seeing me, stays at the bottom of his tank, only swimming to surface for air.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Middle of last week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, with Betta Fix and Aquarium Salts
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for 2 months, and I estimate he was about 5 months old when I got him, so 7 months.
Is there anything else I should be doing? I don't want to lose my new friend as my girlfriend and I have become quite attached to the little guy.