My boy Orph's battle with fin rot is still on-going... I've posted two topics about this problem before, and even though I know you guys tried really hard (especially callistra) to give me advise on his condition and how to treat it, nothing has actually worked on him. I had tried Kanaplex treatments to no avail, and now his condition is only worsening. I saw a little progress before with some regrowth, only to now see that his tail has literally gone to almost half its size in a matter of days... this fin rot is VERY resistant to all my methods of treatment, and I'm at my wit's end here. To make matters worse, he has become so stressed he has begun tail biting. I've since moved him to my desk hoping that the extra interaction with me will calm him down but he's still biting and the fin rot is still on-going. I'm really not sure what to do now. Here's my info so you get a better idea.
What size is your tank? 4 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79
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? NLS pellets and frozen carnivore food
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily, with fasting days on Friday
How often do you perform a water change? three weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% every 2-3 days, 100% on Saturdays
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Guard and AQ salt (only just added salt to THIS water change I performed today)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I checked the ammonia levels right before my water change and again now, and both times have read 0.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? very ragged tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he's constantly trying to bite his tail now
just saw him do it twice in the time it took me to fill this whole thing out. He is also not as active or interested in new objects or decorations anymore.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? three months ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? just AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? he's had fin rot outbreaks since day 1
How old is your fish (approximately)? 7 months give or take
I'll include pictures from today so you can see the carnage done to his poor tail.