Ever since I've had little Baller (Balthier), his fins have been getting worse and worse. His dorsal and tail fins are GIGANTIC, and always seem to have serious issues.
Ive battled nasty rot from what I can only assume is from a fight with the filter a while back, but since then, he hasnt gotten better for good.
Latley Baller's issue lies with his dorsal, which shreds and shreds and shreds like nobody's business. It gets red, the rays exposed, dead, all that. I treat it every time with Salt and sometimes Melafix, and he gets better, only for it to happen again. Even with no plants and no filter, he still has messed up fins.
Does anyone know if fish can have just plain brittle fins? He's such a sickly thing with his fins now :c
I dont have pics of it, really, because it happens all the time. Huge rip here, big slice there, redness, ahsdkjhflaksdjfhk.
I cant keep this poor thing in Qt the rest of his life, but even there he seems to not get well. Too brittle, too big!
He lives well and clean...
What size is your tank? 5 gallons (atm, divided), usually by himself, 4 gallon QT
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? For this summer with Alle, but he gets all messed up no matter where he lives....
None in QT right now.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega one pellets (mini)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 times, spaced evenly, all week.
How often do you perform a water change? Cycled tank- usually 1-2x a week, no more than 50%. In Qt, almost every day, 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner, plant fertilizer (none in QT)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: neutral, I think
I worry for Baller. If this keeps up, he'll lose all his fins. I dont want him to get sick... Im leaving for a trip soon and have a horrible feeling Ill be coming back to a torn up Baller, as usual.