something seems to be wrong with Logan's dorsal and tail fins. some of the little rays (he's a crowntail, as you can see by my signature) get very thin in one spot and look like they are hanging on by a thread and about to break off. some actually have
fallen off! I thought maybe it was the water hardness, as I have heard hard water will damge a crowntails rays, but never falling off! will the missing rays grow back? do I need to add any medications to help them heal? and most importantly, even if the fins don't
heal, Will my fish be ok? I don't know what i would do if anything happened to Logan!
i have tried to provide as much info as possible, and sorry about the lack of pictures, I couldn't get a decent one of his damaged fins. I also apologize if my description isn't very good, it was the best I could do! and lastly, I apologize for the long post!
What size is your tank? half gallon (hopefully upgrading in December
What temperature is your tank? about 73
Does your tank have a filter? no, I will be getting one when I upgrade his tank)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no, again, I will be getting one when I upgrade his tank
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? I alternate between Hikari betta flakes, TetraBetta betta pellets, and freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pieces every day, skipping 1 or 2 days per week so he doesn't get bloated
How often do you perform a water change? once per week
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? NutraFin Betta Plus water conditioner (5 milliliters)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .5 ppm when i noticed the problem, did a water change
Nitrite: 0 (before and after water change)
Nitrate: 0 (before and after water change)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? about five the little rays on Logan's fins (hes a crowntail) are really thin in the middle and are sort of flopping sideways at the thin part. I did a water change and a few of the damaged rays have fell off; probably when i netted him.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he is acting normal, eating, swimming around
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago, maybe Friday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I did a water change today, no medications
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? he's a walmart rescue, I have no idea