Hey guys, so ive been posting off and on about Pho Phan my double tail halfmoon bettas tail and fins..wondering if it was fin rot or nipping...well im guessing it was fin rot and if im on the right track id say its advanced unless its something different. Yesterday AM his dorsal fin appeared to be melting away in strings and it looked like there was white fuzz specs on what was remaining. Now this AM he has a fairly good sized white patch on his rear right hand side but on his body...I cant tell for sure, it doesnt look fuzzy just white. Hes still active and eating. I would like to know what it is and how to treat it??
As of yesterday AM he has been in a hospital tank with almost a tablespoon of AQ salt, stress coat, heater and IAL.
He will be getting a 100% water change this afternoon.
My other big fear is if my other betta's will catch it! I have been careful but their tanks are side by side so when I do my water changes im positive water goes in the other tanks. As a precaution ive been adding a tiny bit of AQ salt to their tanks and my plakat will be switching tanks either today or tomorrow (to a 5 gal).
Please help me diagnose and treat Pho Phan! (and the other tanks if necessary)
The other meds asside from AQ salt that I have are premafix, melafix, coppersafe, maracyn oxy, parashield. I wouldnt dare use these until I found out from you guys if I should or not as I know meds can be harmful...but if im diagnosing and treating wrong id like to change what im doing ASAP before anything gets worse.
Before hospital tank
What size is your tank? 3 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? yes it was baffled
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? abubias/java
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omega 1
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets once daily
How often do you perform a water change? 50% every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
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? loss of dorsal fin, white patch, maybe fungus?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? a bit lethargic but still curious and hungry
When did you start noticing the symptoms? If it turns out to be rot its been about 1 month if its something else, yesterday AM
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Hospital tank, 1.5 gal, tbsp AQ salt, 100% water change, stress coat, heat, IAL
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no he was perfect when I got him at the petstore!
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 yr +