What size is your tank? 5 gal.
What temperature is your tank? About 76/77 degrees
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? Aqua Culture Betta Pellet Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets every morning
How often do you perform a water change? Every week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Jungle brand Start Right water conditioner and Jungle brand Clear Water when it's needed
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Not yet
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? I'm not sure if he's been tail nipping, or if it's fin rot. His tail (and tail only) is a bit shredded just on the end. It's not short or anything. His head looks a bit darker than usual too, but his body and fins are still bright.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? His attitude has been fluctuating a lot lately. Sometimes he can be really calm and relaxed, just swimmin' around his tank all happily, and sometimes he'll be hanging around the bottom of his tank, or resting inside this little rock house thing I have for him.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week or so ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I don't really know what to do, so no.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I'm aware of.
How old is your fish (approximately)? About... 7 months?
Am I just being paranoid, or is he sick? I don't know how to tell if his mood fluctuations are just part of his personality, or if he really is ill with something. D: Help, please?