Sometimes I swear Gawain and his tank have had every problem under the sun.
A couple of days ago I noticed that his fins were looking more transparent than usual, and yesterday I noticed actual splits in his back fin. Today they have progressed into large splits with ragged holes. I took everything out of his tank to test it for snags. I was going to put in some Bettafix, but after reading some things on here it seemed like it might not be the best idea, and I want to be sure that finrot is what he has before I do anything else.
Part of my issue in diagnosing him is I am never sure if his fins are pink because of irritation or because of his natural coloring.
What size is your tank? 2 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 82˚ F
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, when it needs it
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Buffet Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning, 3 pellets at night
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? NutraFin Betta Plus Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
(Only one I know)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? See above.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No change in his behavior, he's active as ever (I've noticed that he has not made any bubble nests recently however).
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A couple of days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He's developed strange curls on his fins before, but that's it.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Relatively young but I don't know exactly.