Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
So I don't know what happened between Sunday night and this morning. Sunday night I noticed one tiny tear in D'Argo's fin. I removed the betta log thinking that maybe something on that snagged him. I also turned down the filter a little, though he has never had a problem with it before. Yesterday there was no change and the tear actually looked smaller.
This morning he has several splits in his fins and they are curling on the ends. I removed the pennywort from his tank because he was spending a lot of time in there and I thought maybe it was the culprit. But can a soft live plant damage fins?
Last week I replaced his java fern with another one and moved it to the other side of the tank. I took out the cave because I saw him swim thorugh a tiny hole in the cave and he looked to almost get stuck for a second. I added a sword and a flourish gravel tab. Could the flourish fert be the issue?
I ordered some Vita Chem which will be here today. Hoping that will help. I also have some IAL on the way.
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? flakes (omega-1 and Angels Plus) and frozen
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day
How often do you perform a water change? 1x a 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? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrate: 5 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes, fins torn, ends curled
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Jittery, darting up and down, sitting on bottom
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Sunday evening
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Maybe a little less than a year.