What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees
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? alone
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellets and freeze dried blood worms on occasion
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day, 3 pellets in the morning, 2 before bed. On cleaning day he gets 2 in the morning, and blood worms after cleaning, no dinner.
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% to 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner with Indian almond leaf
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins have holes and are shredded. Part of one fin is dangling off and is starting to turn from purple to white
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He has stopped building bubble nests, but still behaves the same
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I removed all "iffy" plants, and left him with one I know won't tear his fins. He is also being treated with aquarium salt and daily water changes
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm guessing about a year, maybe a little more.
The water has been really cloudy green since the last normal water change. I've changed the water since (80%) and the water only seems more cloudy, and now my Betta's tail is torn to shreds and has hole in it. It doesn't look like fin rot. I can't get any pictures.
My other fish is in a 2.5 gallon tank, would it be better to switch the two until Biscotti's tail heals?