So Oscar has a bad case of fin rot the picture below is the rate of rotting..all in a month. Please help me I want to save my baby :( he's my first Betta and I've had him for over a year. He's still acting like himself and will swim over to me if I go in front of his tank. He also still eats normally he just has bad fin rot. :( Please help.
Also he's ina planted tank with 1 anubis nana, A lily bulb (thats finally blooming) and about 10 things of Anacharis.
What size is your tank? 10 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? Between 82 and 79
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Topfin Freeze Dried bloodworms and Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every two days
How often do you perform a water change? Every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 10-15%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquaeon Water conditioner, Aquarium salt (1 teaspoon) and API Leaf Zone for the plants
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Just tested now using API Master freshwater testing kit
Ammonia: .25 ppm
Nitrate: 40 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He's gotten paler since I put him in the 10 gallon tank last summer and his fins have recently been rotting away.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He seems more lethargic then normal though he stil comes up to eat and will react when I go near the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed about a few weeks ago and have been changing his more of his water.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have been feeding him Jungle Anti Bacteria meds every so often (not with other foods) but he doesn't like it much so I switch it on and off every week.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He has had fin rot before and thus he was put in his heated ten gallon away from the unheated 1 gal.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I say about A year and 7 or 8 months depending on his age when I got him.