What size is your tank? 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80 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? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2x/ day
How often do you perform a water change? 1-2x/week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqueon betta plus
, Stress Zyme
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? yes
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? quarantine- aq salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no, but he's new (only have had him for 3 months)
How old is your fish (approximately)? ?? 4-5 months??
I have a male VT in a 5-gallon tank and just went away for the long weekend. When I got back the last 3rd of his tail is split/tattered looking (though not discolored/black) and half of his dorsal fin is gone. Looks like it was sheared or bitten off. This happened in 3 days and he was fine before then. Now he is much quieter (normally very
active- hardly ever sitting still) and I have moved him to a bowl dosed with aquarium salt.
I assume this is tail or fin biting since it happened so fast??? He has been in the same tank with silk plants for 2-1/2 months now... this never happened before.
Water parameters are fine except that my tap water is very high PH (8.2). can high PH cause tail biting or stress??