What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 82 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, a small/med hydro sponge
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 4 other betta females
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Bio Gold pellets and Tetra Bettamin flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week to once every two weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquarel Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 2.00 ppm
pH: NA (left it at a friend's house )
Hardness: hard apparently...My test kit never gets to the turning point, though when I dilute it in tap, it does. It is an old kit too
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Anal fin losing pieces every night
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Only recently sluggish and staying at surface
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A week ago I thought she was losing fin to another fish nipping it. Three days ago I noticed the edge of the damaged fin was gray.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, with Lifeguard bacterial medicine and Pimafix fungal medicine.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? NA
How old is your fish (approximately)? at least 14 weeks I think, probably older
Thanks for taking a look at my fish! I think she has fin rot, but I don't know how aggressive it is. The pictures are consecutive as she's losing fin and she would lose about a fourth of the fin at a time. It's just the anal fin too.
Also, I know water changes are important with aggressive fin rot, but I was wondering if I should dose as normal, or bring the doses back up to what they would be if I didn't do water changes.
Thanks for your help!