He was fine yesterday...
and now he looks like this:
Fin rot? he has clean, warm water and salt. Am I missing something?
What I was worried about was the coloring around the gills and those two front fins. They are gold colored and have been for quite a while.
ALSO: the white squiggly thing is a dog hair on the outside of the tank NOT on the fish.
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? no
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? hiraki pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2X a day, 2-3 pellets each time
How often do you perform a water change? Every 4 days
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? salt, stress coat, betta bowl plus
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: very hard
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His fins are disintergrating
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasn;t
When did you start noticing the symptoms? He had a rip in tail fin for a few weeks but this new developement is recent
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Used betta revive a few weeks ago
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? no idea