What size is your tank? approx. 2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 24 C
Does your tank have a filter? No.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No.
Is your tank heated? No.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Nutrafin Max
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once daily.
How often do you perform a water change? Every two to three days.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 90-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Stresscoat +
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? N/A
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins looking clamped, tip of ventral fin has turned white.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Only a day ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Started changing water daily. I am planning on going to the pet shop today and buying aquarium salt and a general tonic for him.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I think he has minor clamped fins, like this, once before, but I didn't notice and he got better on his own. However this time I am concerned after a fish died of clamped fins recently.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I bought him 7 months ago, assuming they are about a year old when purchased, just over a year.
I looked after a few fish over the holidays when other people went away, and one had extremely clamped fins. I looked up fin rot, however the symptoms didn't match up - no darker or red areas, and fins did not look to be disintegrating. I didn't know how to treat this fish and it died shortly after it came to me, having had the disease for a month or two previously. I have checked my own Betta for the symptoms of fin rot and all I noticed was the white tip on one ventral fin. I came across the term "clamped fin" while using your website to try and determine what he might be sick with, and looked it up. This is why I am going to get him some salt and tonic tomorrow, however I was just wondering if there was anything else I am missing, and even if I am on the right track with trying to treat him. In the meantime, he is still an active fish, he tends to loop his bowl and swim up and down it, he reacts when I pass a hand over the top, which usually means food, and he still eats all of his flakes.
I have attached two photos of him, one from August when he was healthy, and the other from today.