Monday morning I awoke to find Chronos with a good chunk of his tail and anal fin gone. Parts of it around the edges had a fluffy white fuzz on them and a few pieces of fin were in the process of falling off. I didn't notice anything abnormal except that he was hiding the night before. Does this sound like finrot or a fungus? I know he's not a tail biter, he had gorgeous fins before this happened. I was surprised at how fast it came on. i have him in a 1 gallon hospital tank with aq salt now. the fuzz is gone (mostly fell off when i took him out of the tank) and its stopped rotting away. i wish i could have gotten a picture of it, but i found him like this right before class, and we had a final. i just had enough time to get him set up in the hospital tank.
Now for the basics-
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
1 dalmation molly
1 blue platy
2 neon tetra
1 blue mystery snail
2 ghost shrimp
(I know mollys are ideal tankmates, but they get along just fine. and I know neons should be in groups of 6 or more, but I've bought a few groups of them and they keep dying with 1 or 2 left over. I am working on getting a larger group.)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
1 pellet 2x a day, plus he gets some of the flakes the rest of the fish get.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
2x a day.
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
yes, but it was a while ago, if need be, i can do it again
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Lost a lot of his anal and caudal fin, white fuz
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
sunday night he was hiding, monday morning i saw the fins and fuzz
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
immediatly removed him and put him in a 1 gallon hospital tank. 100% change daily. adding prime and 1/2 teaspoon AQ salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
no, first time with any trouble
How old is your fish (approximately)?
i got him the beginning of the summer, so maybe a year old.
Basically i just want to know what you think it is. and any tips on treating would be great.