What size is your tank?6.6 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 75
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? divided with another betta
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? new life spectrum and frozen blood worm , brineshrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day
How often do you perform a water change? once 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? aqua safe plus
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? red tipped fins,slight tattering and has started to marble.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasn't ,he eats plenty too
When did you start noticing the symptoms? two almost three weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I put him in quarantine in the cup I got him in,with aquarium salt 1 tsp per gallon that I premixed in a 2 gallon jug and floated him in the tank.I changed his water every day for seven days and it looked like it was cleared up but it came back after a day with red tips on his fin.I treated him with melafix with no salt for 7 days(I put the other fish in a different tank while I was treating him).That didn't work ,I only put 2 ml I think I should of put 3 ml.So anyway after that I put him on aquarium salt again dosing 1 tsp per gallon then after 5 days slowly dosing to 2 tsp per gallon(like it says on the disease and treatment sticky basically).Again it looked like it was healing and the rot is coming back again during his treatment.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)?I've had him for about 2 months,I just put him in this tank on 11/7 and I think that stressed him out to get this rot.
Just this morning it looked fine but I went to feed him an hour ago and he has red tips on his tail fin.I guess its good that its only on the fin tips and with a tad bit of tattering.But I think its strange that its coming and going and coming back in different places on like his tail,anal fins.So I'm wondering what I should do.Should I leave him in the salt till friday? Should I medicate and with what exactly? Maybe I should stop the salt treatment and use clean water and stress coat only? I'm new to the forum btw,I visit here a lot but I just now joined.