I woke up yesterday to find our beautiful doubletail halfmoon betta had huge chunks out of his dorsal fin, and that his fins and tail looked ratty in general... I'm wondering, is he chewing them? They do look as if there's pieces missing. The attached pic shows the damage fairly well.
My next question is... could he be doing it because we're not feeding him enough, or because we're not feeding him on enough of a schedule and so are stressing him out?
He gets 2- 4 New Life Spectrum Betta Formula pellets 2x a day, and twice a week he gets a pinch of soaked, dried daphnia instead of one of the pellet meals. Is this enough for him? He doesn't look fat at all.
Also, feeding him is my daughter's responsibility, and sometimes on weekends she forgets to give him his breakfast until noon. On weekdays he gets fed pretty regulary at 7A and then again around 8P. Could this be stressing him out?
In general he's a huge chowhound- he comes zooming to the front of the tank whenever one of his humans gets near, and just about does backflips until he gets fed.
Also- any advice on healing them? (I do hope they'll grow back!!!) What I'm reading here on this forum stresses time, nice clean water and maybe some of that leaf extract stuff. Anything else?
Thanks in advance!