hello. me again.
so i've been treating yangtze for the teeniest amount of what looks like fin rot on the edges of his fins:
i have been doing 100% water changes for 3 days, and adding 1 tsp. of aquarium salt.
today i woke up to find the very top of his dorsal fin kind of curly. is that a bad sign??
am i being overly paranoid?
his energy seems good, his fins are spread nice, and he swims all around.
also, you can see what the temp is in his tank. i have a non-adjustable heater, and you can see in the photo the max. temp of the heater.
i plan on getting a different heater, but i haven't found one in trips to 2 pet stores that are adjustable, and suitable for a 2 gallon tank. (the adjustable ones are all 50 watts and up). but i will look again in a couple days.
thanks for any help, and here are our stats:
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 75+
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? air stone, turned on for a little while once a day.
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? hikari betta bio gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 or 3 pellets twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? right now - 100% every day. i just got him, was doing 100% once a week, was advised to do more, so i will when i finish his treatment. also, i remove any poos as i see them with a turkey baster. :3
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: apx. 7.0
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? yes, dorsal fin has turned a little curly on the tip.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? same.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes, have been treating him for 3 - 4 days. see above.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? a little fin rot since i got him apx. 2 /1 - 3 weeks ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? ?