Hello my fishy family. So sorry to have been sparse in advice and questions. My boyfriend moved down from Utah to come be with me so I have been quite busy getting him settled. He thinks me and my betta love is adorable. Isn't he perfect already? :)
As a few of you know, I lost my first betta Shif a couple weeks back and had a burial in my back yard at home. He went quickly, didn't suffer but a day.
Unfortunately, I bear more bad news. My dear rescue Survivor passed away yesterday. It really threw me for a loop. I noticed at the beginning of this week that he wasn't as active and very bloated/constipated. So I fasted him. The next day he was still bloated, and this time at he bottom of the tank pointing upward. Swim bladder? I offered him a pellet and he ignored it. I noticed some reddish brown areas on the sides of his anal fin? It looked crusty. No other discoloration. Later on that day I checked on him again and he darted up for air then sank back down. I noticed then that he was pineconed, and knew there was nothing else I could do. He died the next day and is getting buried beside Shif this weekend. RIP.
In other news: My HM male Laki is a chronic tail biter. At first I didn't know if it was fin rot or tail biting because it looked like deteriorating. Today, his back tail is shredded. I'm freaking out a bit because I don't want him to grow in all deformed and now his fins look black on the tips anyway so I don't know whether to treat for fin rot or not. I'm QTing tonight and doing daily water changes, and moving him to the boyfriends apartment so hope for the best. If anyone has tail biting advice of bad fin rot advice please share your knowledge.
Otherwise, how is everyone else doing? >>;