I just had my betta a week or so ago. It got fin rots since 2-3 days. I did a complete 100% water change when I first noticed. then a 50% daily since then.
I added kosher salt (1 teaspoon per gallon) during the water change.
I don't know what to do now.
It's getting worse.
I can see the fin disappearing. Please help!
I had a silk/plastic plant, but i removed it to prevent injury
What size is your tank? 2.65G
What temperature is your tank? 79-80F
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? Nutrafin flakes (does betta food expires?) and pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day - 2 flakes, 1 pellet
How often do you perform a water change? 2-3days (daily last few days)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% once, then 50% from then (100% water change seem to stress him a lot)
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tap conditioner (Fizz Tabs Jungle); and kosher salt (1 teaspoon per gallon)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I only tested ammonia
Ammonia: .25ppm (or 0ppm on the saltwater color card). After changing the water, the reading was the same. I don't know whether to read from freshwater color card or salt because i added salt to the water.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? There was no fin rot
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He was super active, making bubble nest. Today I saw him resting at the bottom of the tank. He never did that before. Even when he sleeps, he sleeps next to the heater, and never on the bottom of the tank. He is still moving, and swimming around though. But his fins are still disintegrating, getting worse everyday! :(
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, I did daily water change, and added kosher salt (I've read it is the same as aquarium salt)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I have no idea (i think it's an adult)
What should I do now?