As many of you know, my betta took a jump about 3 weeks ago and she was healing nicely. She still had a few tears in her tail and fins, but had been keeping them all open. The last two days, she has been clamping her tail. Nothing else has changed, she's still very active and there are no external signs of anything at all. I noticed it just before a water change and it has not improved yet, actually it has gotten worse since the water change. The only other thing I have changed is her food. I had to resort to cheap flakes as my more expensive food was knocked to the floor and there was no saving it. I also added a Lilly bulb about a week ago.
She's still super active and eating just fine.
(My husband thinks she's lonely and needs me to spend more time with her.)
What size is your tank? 5
What temperature is your tank? 76
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes daily, bloodworms and fruit flies as treats
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day
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%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? topfin betta dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Alkalinity: my water kit doesn't test for this
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? she's clamping her tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? none
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? nothing yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yes
How old is your fish (approximately)? 8 months ish