Okay, so I have noticed something funky about Sumo's tail fins but it really has me confused..
In the worst case scenario it is fin rot, BUT, the thing is, his tail looks longer and thicker
than it did when I first got him 2 months ago, yet there are a few dark/stringy looking ends coming off the tips of some parts of his tail, but not all of them (he is a crowntail)
My camera is not good enough quality to get a picture of what i am talking about... but anyways
It looks like there maybe some dark edges on a few tips and those ones seem to be a little more "stringy" than the others.. but overall his tail looks longer and thicker.. not like he is losing any..
Is this the beginning of fin rot, or is it possible that what i am seeing is actually tail growth?
(And since I know I will be asked to post them.. here are his tank specs)
10 gallon, heated at 80 degrees, filtered, once a week 40% water changes, i feed him twice daily, 2x pellets a time, sometimes switching one of the pellets up for some flakes or a couple bloodworms... or sometimes a few bloodworms as a treat after the 2. I have no idea how old he is, the LFS said he was young but he looks alot older than my new boy who is definatly still very young, and he has some grey under his chin. Absolutley no changes in behaviour, and I noticed this maybe a day or two ago, but as stated, his tail seems longer and thicker than it was a few weeks ago yet there are these few darker ends that appear semi shriveled..
So is this fin rot.. or possibly fin growth?