What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No, but will put one in if I start medication.
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? NLS pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Every 5 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
Was doing 50%, the last 2 mos 70%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Started with obvious bite marks in his tail that appeared one at a time, but now has raggedy edges that look too small to be bite marks.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Has not changed.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago but wasn't sure if it was just bite marks or fin rot
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 11 mos
Will post picture later on. It started with obvious u-shaped bite marks in his tail and somehow his bottom fin but I have noticed additional jagged edges. He looks paler than usual but acts very healthy and has a huge appetite. I don't know how this happened because I change about 70% of his water every 5 days and his tank is cycled. I remove waste daily from the bottom of his tank with a baster.
I have kanaplex here, should I just go ahead with that? I can do another water change later on also. I had good sucess with kanaplex before with another fish who had septecemia. I know a lot of times it is recommended to start with daily water changes and aquarium salt but im worried that it could get worse quickly if I don't medicate him so I am wondering what I should do. I will post a picture later on when I can, I know it's hard to tell without seeing a picture of him.
Thanks for your help :)