What size is your tank? 20G long
What temperature is your tank? 79F
Does your tank have a filter? HOB, with no charcoal
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
Inhabitants? Betta (1), Otocinclus (5), Assassin Snail (2), Harlequin Rasboras(5), lots of Malaysian Trumpet Snails
What type of food do you feed your fish? New Life Spectrum Growth
How often do you feed your fish? Once to twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? As little as possible, but averaging about one a month
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? About 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Added StressCoat+ for the betta's fins
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I've been vigilantly watching my bettas fins since we got him and theythey just seem to keep getting farther and farther away from the beautiful fins he had when we bought him... :(
It looks like his fins are fused together. The problem is, I can't get him to flare for anything, so I can't be sure what's going on. If I strain really hard, I think I can see a fuzzy white patch on his anal fin, but I really have to do some unusual things to see it (LED Maglite, shown from above, at just the right angle).
His ventral fins have been turning kinda dreadlocky for awhile now, but they've been getting longer, so I didn't give it much thought.
Then, about last week after he came out of quarantine for aggression, I noticed his anal, caudal and dorsal fins all exhibiting the same characteristics.
I'm completely at a loss, so I'm just going to include pictures of him shortly after we bought him 2.5 months ago, 3 weeks ago and today.