I think my poor little betta might have fin rot. His fins are starting to look like they are torn up a little bit (and there is nothing in his tank that he could tear his fins on). I can't tell if there are any black dots along where the "tears" are because he is a really dark blue... Would it hurt him if I treated him for fin rot? And how is one supposed to treat fin rot with epsom salt. I have some, but does it have to be a particular brand or something? Thanks!
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons.
What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees.
Does your tank have a filter? It broke...
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope.
Is your tank heated? Yup.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Betta Bio Gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning, 2-3 at night.
How often do you perform a water change? 50% every other day and 100% every Saturday or Sunday.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqueon dechlorinator.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Torn looking fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Nope.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Maybe two weeks ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Nope.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure...