What size is your tank?
1 Gallon unfiltered bowl
What temperature is your tank?
Its unheated for now -.- Im waiting for my first paycheck to buy them heaters. Its room temperture, around 75 degrees.
Does your tank have a filter?
No, he's super tiny Ive been afraid to buy him anything with water flow
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
None, all alone
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
2 Top Fin Betta Bites and one Hikari Bio Gold, crushed a bit because he's so small even the tiny bites are to big for him.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
I feed him three in the morning, once a day.
How often do you perform a water change?
A 100% once a week. I had started doing a 100% every other day, but that seemed to seriously stress him out so I cut back.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
I add API water conditionor, with green tea and aloe.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
To be honest, I've never tested the water. He's in the same kind of water and same room temperture as my three other Betta's, and I've never had problems with there fins before. Could his fins be more sensitive?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Still the same laid back guy.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
He has to be only a juvie, he's very, very small compared to my other Betta'.s
So the story is, yesterday I did a 100% water change in his bowl. He has a rubber like coral plant on the bottom he likes to hide in (virtually impossible to snag fins on this plant) and some jeweled rocks on the bottom (there a little pointy, but if those were the culprit I'd think his long bottom fin would be torn and not his tail). His tail has always been a little tattered since I first got him (his picture on the left) but this morning it's literally TORN. Now, I did use a different water conditionar last night. It's from the same company, but different types I assume? The older one doesn't have the ingrientients on it so im not sure. I only had enough API Water conditionar with green tea and aloe for my three other tanks, so I remebered I had a little left of this Splendid Betta Conditionar and used that. Could this be the culprit? He seems fine, still swimming around and being a little fiesty when I go up to his bowl, but of course I'm worried. Ive had him for two weeks with no issues, it seemed his tail was even growing a bit from the tatterdness, now its torn : (
Here's a picture of his tail