Hey guys, Im in need of some more expertise help with my fish Patrick.
Within the last few months (about 1-2 months) his fins have been looking rather shredded, and i am totally lost with what to do, or even what it is!
Heres the questionare:
What size is your tank? 3.4 gallons (13 liters AUS)
What temperature is your tank? Currently 77 degrees fahrenheit
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Betta pellets (cannot remember the brand or name!) and frozen blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once daily, 4 times a week blood worms, the other 3 days pellets.
How often do you perform a water change? 2-3 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? One 100% (with rocks, plants everything cleaned) a 50% and if i have time, another 25% throughout the week.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: 7.6 or more
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins have all become torn and shredded looking, There is NO black edging of the fins that i can see. He is suppost to be a half moon but is looking more like a crowntail with the shredding
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None at all, he is still very active, eats every single time we feed him and is never lying around or lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Maybe 1-2 months ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I changed all the plants to silk ones, and after speaking to the local fish shop the guy believes it is fin rot, have started adding the reccomended dosage of PROMETHYASUL to the water each change (this is into the second week of treatment) I have also upped the water changes to the above 3 times a week to keep the water as clean as possible.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Never, this is the first time we have had problems
How old is your fish (approximately)? Hard to say, MAYBE less then a year.
I cannot work out why the ammonia is so high even with the water changes, could the fin rot medicines be throwing out the readings?
Could this be simple shredding from plants or tail biting? I have never seen him go for his tail but it cannot be just biting because ALL of the fins are ripped..
I will get pictures up ASAP for you guys to have a look.
Thanks in advance and any advice will be great!