Originally Posted by OscarCrowntailBetta
Thank you for both of your help!! I have no heater but the water is room temperature which is 78-80 degrees. Yes he only has the blue and white tips on his fins so I do think it might be new growth like you said. I'm defiantly going to get the bloodworms, heater,and new life spectrum. Do any of you think it would be okay if I got the heater but no filter since I'm going to be changing the water more often?? I'm going to watch him over the next few days to see if any brown spots appear on his fins and tail and go from there.also I haven't noticed any tail biting ( unless I wasn't watching a lot) so I don't think it's that. I will post the pictures tomorrow afternoon as soon as I get home and my computer is fully charged!!
One thing to note is that water is about 7 degrees and more below room temperature so unless you have your home at 88 or so degrees his water temperature will be way to low.
Also a way to spot new fin growth is if it looks like fin but is clear. Like it hasn't gotten its color. But if it looks sickly than it defiantly could be fin rot.
Despite what people say a filter does nothing unless your tank is cycled so dont waste your money! All you'll need is a heater and those two foods :)
And he's probably not a tail bitter because from what I hear its pretty obvious.
But all you need to do is (a chart of the week)
Sunday - either do a 100% water change Sunday or
Wednesday - 50% water change
Saturday - do a 100% water change Saturday
I had it that I did a 100% every Sunday and Thursday for my 2.5 and I had two boys.
But good luck and I cannot wait to see pictures! I'll see if I can find a picture of when my boy got his new finage!
also the best heater to get is the Aqueon heaters with the dials! They're on the expensive side but they are the most reliable ones out there! It's the only heater I will ever use from now on!! I'll post a link to them on amazon in a minute