I am probably starting to sound like a worried parent, but I have more questions! There is probably nothing wrong with him. But I need some second opinions!
I have had Popcorn for 2 weeks now. I adopted him off of Craigslist. I have no idea how old he is (previous owner said he had the fish for 1 month). When I got him I never really looked at his fins, however, after seeing other pictures of bettas I decided there might be something wrong with Popcorn's fins! I recently switched up his diet to NLS and he seems way more active!
He acts very healthy and today finally started noticing his 4 ghost shrimp tank mates!
Any thoughts on his fins though?? I have not seen him biting his tail...
I have attached a picture of him about 1 week after I got him. And the last picture is this evening when he was checking out Mama (ghost shrimp). He has gotten even more curious!!
What size is your tank? 5.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 76 F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Y
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 4 ghost shrimp (docile)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS Betta
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times (3-4 pellets each feeding)
How often do you perform a water change? Every few days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Yes, but I forgot to write down parameters. Everything tested fine.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He has a slight rip in his tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No, still very active
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I added some Aq salt to help relieve possible parasites.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1-1.5 years?