Hi all, I am a newbie here, but my poor fish is losing his fins so quickly once again that I was hoping someone here would have some ideas. Started him in a 10 gal tank, eventually added a snail, a few weeks later he got fin rot, and I've done a mix of AQ treatments in a quarantine tank,2 cycles of tetracycline in the 10 gal (without the snail), more QT and the rot is slowed at best.
Four days ago I bought him and snail a whole new 5.5 gal tank, and today noticed major pieces of his fin gone :(
What size is your tank? 5.5 gallons, 1/2 gal QT tank
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? 1 snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? biogold pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day, 3 pellets each time
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week in 10 gal, daily/every other day in QT tank
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% in 10 gal, 100% in QT
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stresscoat and AQ salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: very soft
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? tattered fins, receding
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No...swims a lot, good appetite
When did you start noticing the symptoms? has been going on for 2 months
Have you started treating your fish? see above
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Bought him at Petco, full grown, in early October
The 'nice' photo is from the day I bought him, the other (sorry for blurriness...he is fast!) is from tonight.
Any ideas what could be the problem and what I can do? I thought it might be living with the snail for some reason, but I've had issues with him in the QT tank as well. Right now I put him back in QT with AQ and Stresscoat.
Thanks in advance, I am so anxious to get him better!