I'm worried sick about Jayne!
I think he may have finrot, as it doesn't look like fin-biting.
I can't get a picture, sorry. Le'me try and describe it...
His back fin--the large one, I forget what it's called right now--about 1/2-3/4 of an inch appears to be missing. >.<'
And it's like gray-ish around, there's some of the fin left there, in little peaces, like threads, kind of fuzzy 'round the edges.
I DO have 'BettaFix' So, I am going to use that. I am going to put him into his small 3/4 gal. tank for this. But I need a way to heat it--the house it kept at like 60*F. Would it be alright to float the smaller bowl in the five gal. tank?
What size is your tank? five gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76*F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes.
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? Tara fakes and pellets, alternating. either a small pinch of flakes or about 2-3 pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? one a day. Mornings.
How often do you perform a water change? about once every three weeks ((I have been to busy to do them once a week, I feel so bad!))
The last one was three~ days ago
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? about 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? BettaBowlBuddys and a Ph balancer.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yeah, as I said above, his tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he seems to be hanging out mostly on the bottom, but still comes to me when I call him.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? just like five minutes ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I know of...
How old is your fish (approximately) Got him 9/18/2010
Note: when I fed him, he looked fine. When I left at 2pm((six hours ago for me)), he looked fine. I don't know if I just didn't notice it or what...
Please help! I have to go to sleep soon but I won't start Jayne on anything 'til I'm sure it's a good thing to do.
HELP! I feel so bad!!!