What size is your tank? 5 gal.
What temperature is your tank? Currently 75~
Does your tank have a filter? Yes.
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? 1 snail and two ghost shrimp.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? BettaMin Betta flakes.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every day.
How often do you perform a water change? About twice a month.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water 50/70% change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta bowl buddy's and Tera brand EasyBalance.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A largeish bit of his fin (Anal fin I think) got torn off.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yes. It's been just a few minutes but he's sitting at the bottom of his tank, almost gasping it seems.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Just when his fin got torn off....
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I am not.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)?I don't know, I got him 18/9/2010 ((dd/m/yy))
I feel so bad for letting this happen!
I've got to go now, but I should be back in about an hour or two.
Also, I just gave him a salt bath, I was putting him back into his tank when the container I was using some how cracked and TORE OFF of some of his fin. I should have been more careful! Please help!
Please help! I don't want him to die!!!