So let's start from the beginning...About three weeks ago, i had to go home (other town), and i left my betta to my boyfriend. I know he took a good care, but last days he started to notice small holes on his tail. Eventually, that holes started to divide his tail into 3-4 parts. It looked like tail ripping at first, so we removed his plant as we suspected it was what caused the tail ripping. In the meantime, i brought him again with me...Than i bought him bigger tank and changed his conditioner (from Sera Aquatan to Sera Toxivec, as i was told that Toxivec is the best we have in Serbia), and moved him, he was fine, but i couldn't see what was wrong with his tail. It literally looks like the third photo which says ripping:
Than i noticed some slime coat, falling from his fins, i was confused but i decided to wait and see what will happen. About an hour ago i changed about 50 % of his water and i noticed few white dots that looked like salt, i searched and found out that it's ick. But as i am typing, i don't see them ...I am very confused, because he is not acting sick, he is active, hungry as always, nothing wrong with his behavior.
Here is some info:
What size is your tank? About 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80-81 F
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Sera vipan, Tetra pro colour, some larvae, Tetra Betta granules, Betta flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? 3 times a week normally, when i noticed the slime coat falling of about 25-50% every day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Normally twice about 50% with a gravel cleaning, and once about 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Switched from Sera Aquatan to Sera Toxivec, about a week ago.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? First ripped tail, then slime coat falling from fins, then something that looked like ick and dissapeared in half an hour
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not changed
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Tail ripped about three weeks ago, slime coat few days ago, ick-like dots an hour ago and gone now
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Don't know
How old is your fish (approximately)? Don't know
Here is one picture of his tail, bad quality, i am sorry..