Hello fellow betta lovers,
I am asking for help because I have a new guy named Ren (Sir Renity) He is not doing so well. About a month ago I noticed a "tear" in his dorsal fin and chalked it up to the decor in his tank being too rough. I also noticed one on his anal fin and so I took what I thought was the culprit out of his tank. The "tears" started to grow back in, clear and healthy. This week, he has not been looking so great. I am not sure if it is fin rot or him chewing or what. I am confused and worried. I am hoping someone can help point me in the right direction of how to save him. Thank you.
What size is your tank? 1g
What temperature is your tank? 72-80
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? he has a heater but we only use it sometimes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? nls all purpose formula
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day, 1 pellet each time
How often do you perform a water change? Every 3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime 2 drops and Tetra Safestart 2 drops
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No, I can if needed.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His tail is almost non existant, looks like a crunchy leaf with jagged edges, his dorsal and anal fins are torn and jagged looking, his pelvic fin one is shorter/raggedy
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seems to be acting the same
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Thought he had a tear in his dorsal from decoration about a month ago, just noticing any progression this week.
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)? I have had him since October '13 but he had all of his fins grown and colored...