So unfortunately my girlfriend's last betta passed away (he was a baby and we were given bad info by Petco who sold him) and she got a new betta on St. Patrick's Day named Lucky. At first he wouldn't eat but after 3 days he started eating and now he loves swimming around and eating! Now my girlfriend left for the Dominican Republic so I am taking care of him.
At one point in time Petco sold us a skull and after putting it in she noticed he wasn't swimming around as much. Then she saw the paint was peeling off the skull and Lucky had some silver on his fins which eventually fell off (the part of the fin that was silver). So she changed everything and his fins started growing again. He gained so white tips that started to lengthen his fins.
Now it is about 4 weeks later and I am starting to grow concerned He is still happy and eating fine but I noticed the white tips are now longer and I think his blue tips are a little shorter. This would suggest to me he may have fin rot but I don't know. He even built a bubble nest less than a week ago so I thought he was happy and fine. Please help!
What size is your tank? 2 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80-82 deg
Does your tank have a filter? no but we own one
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? 4 freeze dried worms and 2 pellets, 6 times a week.
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
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? dechlorination
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Have not tested
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white tips on end of fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? nope
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3 weeks ago, but thought it was just fin growth until today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? nothing yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Had fin rot once due to a bad decoration
How old is your fish (approximately)? probably a few months.