one of my female bettas (Sora) apparently got into a little fight and got bitten close to her tail. It's a pretty nasty bite too. I thought it was fungus/bacteria first, but she's not acting sick, she just seems like she's in a bit of pain. She is eating, flaring at her new sister every so often, she just won't do much with her tail... She's also missing a pectoral fin... due to yet another argument about a month ago. It makes it a little more difficult for her to get around lately.
I'll do that questionaire dealy.
What size is your tank? 10 gallons.
What temperature is your tank? 79F
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? 7 other females.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once daily.
How often do you perform a water change? Siphon once weekly, total water change as needed. Usually about every 3 weeks.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? approx 70%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Usually only conditioner, but I added AQ salt and an algaecide yesterday.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Haven't tested.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Chunk missing out of the bottom of her back, next to her tail. Scales hanging off, white underneath.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Moving around less, still eating, flaring, etc.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Water is treated with AQ salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Somewhere around a year.
Has anyone else dealt with an injury like this? I'm doing what I can to keep it from getting infected. Like I said she can still get to the top for air, and she's still eating like a madwoman, but she's just hurting a bit. Is there anything else I can do for her?