I just notice my poor little fishie's fin a few days ago...it doesn't seem to be affecting his eating habits or his mood.*shrugs shoulders* I dunno.
He was living in the aquarium with a bamboo plant and rocks. I changed that all yesterday. He is now in a plain tank with a heater. I noticed the rocks were making his water very dingy so I decided to eliminate them entirely. Also the bamboo plant. Soon I will get those marble like rocks so they will be easier to clean and they won't put anything into his water. I also just run his water through a charcoal water filter. I don't have anything for removing chlorine or testing the water. He has been doing really well until this fin thing happened...I'm not even sure it is a problem.
I will soon be joining my husband in a month to drive long haul and I plan to take my fish with me. Does anyone have experience taking a fish with them in a semi truck or just travelling? Would it be a good idea or should I try and find a new home for him? : (
And after 6 months I still haven't come up with a name for him...I had one three years ago named Delatego...he died from strange convulsions...anyway....
Help with figuring out his fin problem also traveling and possibly a name! If you can't tell I am very new!! : D thanks!! And I hope all the info below will help!!
What size is your tank? 2-2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75-80 f
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? BettaMin flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? One a day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
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? Special aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Back fin seems to be all stuck together. It is not torn or discoloured
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Swimming seems a bit of a hassle but he seems the same.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Three days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No treating yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No....this is the only thing he has ever had a problem with.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I have had him for 6 months
By the way...these pictures were taken using an hdr setting on my phone so you can see it better...it makes pictures crisper...also if the pictures don't show up please let me know and I'll give you a direct link!!