Hi, I'm not to sure what's going on with my Sebastian, he isn't acting weird or sick but he has red in between his fins that I don't remember being there before and I don't think he can change colors haha. The first two pictures were last month, and the last two are now. Sorry for the glare, I did not feel like putting my phone in the water (as a hairdresser, it's hard enough on your hands).
What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79-80F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? recently took it out
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? one mystery snail (Turbo)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Floating Betta Pellets, Blood Worms, Mysis, or Daphnia
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, Pellets in the morning, and one of the last 3 at night
How often do you perform a water change? Usually once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? About 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? BettaSafe water conditioner and API pH down(I very slowly acclimated him from 8.2 to 7.4ish)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has red on his fins, also his fins looks stretched. Like if you were to stretch a ribbed shirt it wouldn't lay correctly. If that makes sense?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't. He's active, and always ready to eat.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Probably 4, maybe 5, days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure? I bought him at a LPS here.
Any ideas? Do you think he has septicemia or fin rot or something?