I've had a lot of things going on in my personal life so I haven't been home to take care of them like I normally would, and this fish in particular is a baby. He's very social and likes a lot of activity so I'm unsure if the current state of his fins is due to him being stressed out and biting them, or if its fin rot. I did a water change when I first noticed this and I bought stress coat which I added to his water. I've had him since oct and this is the first issue I've had with his fins. I've never seen him bite them before.
This is a horrible picture of him, he doesn't have that indent in his side but he wouldn't sit still long enough for me to take a better one. And those black spots you see on him is just part of his natural coloring, and something he's always had.
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
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? snails
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omega one buffet pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? every 3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? previously prime, just purchased stress coat which I'm currently using since I noticed his fin issues
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? tail ragged and shredded
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasn't, he's still active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Started adding stress coat instead of prime
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6 months