Ok so my betta is acting normal (and eating normaly), but yesterday night I noticed some scratches from my plastic plants. I know, I know, I shouldn't have plastic plants. I'm getting rid of them. I was going to put him in QT tonight with aqauarium salt. But then this morning when I woke up, part of his tail is looking like it dissolved! I don't think it's fin rot because I only noticed it this morning and his tail isn't turning white, the last few milimeters of it look like they totally dissolved leaving little white strands where his tail should he held together! I am totally freeaking out! I have only had him a little over a week! Ahhhh! Sorry that I don't have any pics, I will take some tonight, right now I can't. Here is some additional info.
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? around 70, I know thats low but my other fish don't need a temp. as high as my betta so I put it in the middle.
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? 2 pineapple swords
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? aqueon betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? new tank, having water tested weekly.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? All purpose water conditioner, Bio support
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I get my water tested at the fish store, but they don't tell you the levels. Sorry.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? White stands coming out of tail fin wwhere his tail has "dissappeared".
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't changed at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms?Last night and this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet, QT with aquarium salt and stress coat tonight. I really don't have time at all right now.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, just got him
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got him a little over a week ago....so I'm not sure.