My fish has been hiding himself in his cup and hasn't come out to eat or anything in the past week. I finally took his cup away today and he flipped out and was darting everywhere. Once he stopped for a sec I saw that his fins look more clear and were turning brown. I think is it fin rot, can anyone help me on how to treat him? I'm thinking about taking away his plant because he is trying to hide in it. It's a plastic silk one.
What size is your tank? 3gal (he's in a temporary storage container because his other tank was making him sick)
What temperature is your tank? 72-78 F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Blood worms, he won't eat anything else since the first day I bought him. Could this be the cause?
How often do you feed your betta fish? Usually twice a day, but now it's whenever I can get him to eat.
How often do you perform a water change? 1 time a 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? AquaSafe conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His tail is more translucent and more brown colored. He also has slight frayed edges.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He won't come out of his cup, I had to take it away in order to try and feed him.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The past 5 days, the tail thing just today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I don't know how.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him 4mo ago from petco.
My roommate got a fish too but her's is just fine it his .5gal tank and she doesn't add conditioner or anything. Mine was fine too up until the last month when I started adding new water conditioner because the old one ran out. I upgraded him to a 3gal clear storage bin. I haven't done anything different with him and I don't know where all these problems are coming from, her fish has had zero problems and I put a lot more care into mine. Can anyone help? I leave for a month starting this Sunday and am leaving this fish with a friend.