I rescued a betta with severe fin rot around a month ago, his fins were growing back but a couple of weeks after I brought him home, I noticed that his fins were clamping and almost... melting, his anal and ventrals are shorter, but they haven't rotted away or been bitten, they've just kind of melted, and his color is dull. He was and still is eating fine, acting fine, and pooping fine, but I'm concerned for him. I thought velvet could be the answer, he has greenish coloring on top of his head and along his body, these patches do not have a bluish iridescence like the rest of him. So I put him in my closet and treated him with maracide for two weeks and no changes. I then stopped treatment and only just recently thought to restart this. Any feedback would be welcomed.
What size is your tank?
Regularly a 2.5 gallon, but he is in a 1 gallon quarentine right now
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish
What type of food
do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
3-4 pellets every day then a fast day once a week
How often do you perform a water change?
Normally, twice a week, but now that he's in the 1 gallon I change it every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Clamped fine, dull coloration
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
His behavior hasn't changed
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
About a month ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Just these symptoms
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I want to say around 8months... but he's from a petstore so I can't be certain
Here's a picture (of terrible quality) that shows his fins