What size is your tank? 14 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 81F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Filter aerates it
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? Hikari Betta Bio-Gold and Freeze Dried Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every day, 4-5 pellets throughout the day, every other day or so he gets a freeze dried bloodworm or two
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water Conditioner - the Nutrafin kind
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I dont have a test kit, nor do I have access to one
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins torn up at the edges, even on the dorsal fin
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seems a little less perky, hid alot more than usual when I went to take pictures
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just this morning, once I turned the tank light on
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No treatment yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Hm... had excess slimecoat awhile ago, but that was gone within the hour
How old is your fish (approximately)? A year, maybe? IDK, He was from a petstore.
I really dont know what to think! Last night he was totally fine, I mean his fins have never been perfect, but never this shredded... Nothing new has changed in his tank >.< He ate normally though.
Also, I'm three hours from any petstore, so I dont have access to any kind of salts. All i've got is stress-reducing water conditonioner :/ Even if I wasnt three hours away from an LFS, It's blizzarding right now and we've got a foot of snow out there.
Is there anything I can do for him? Is it tailbiting when theres shredding on the dorsal fin too? Anyway, Here are the pictures: (some are blurry, but you can get the general idea)
<- This one is with flash
<- Most HQ picture
So what do you guys think? BTW, There arent any sharp plants or anything in my tank >.<