Hey guys. My fishie has a tiny bit of fin rot (I don't have a camera) and I'm not really sure how conserned I should be.
I was told by the people at the pet store I can change his bowl every 2-3 weeks, though I've read some people on here saying 2-3 times a week for a tank his size... 2-3 weeks has been working for him for over a year now. But the last time I changed his water I was kind of distracted and only filled it about half as much as I normally do, so I think the concentration of flith built up faster.
I was just thinking "Its probably about time to change his water" when I took a good look at him and noticed the rot. Needless to say I dropped what I was doing to change him. I sterilized the bowl with boiling water, replaced his gravel, tossed out his rotting plant, the whole cleaning shabang.
With that said and done, how concerned should I be? Now that he's nice and clean the rot should stop, right? What should I do if it worsens?
I do have him on "aquarium salts" for freshwater fish. Not sure exactly what they are, the box doesn't say, but they did do a good job of clearing up an ick infection he had when I first brought him home. I assume its just eplsom salts.
Also, how often should I really be changing his water? He's been healthy (until now) on an every two weeks cycle, and he gets really stressed when I do change him so... IDK, you guys are experts.
What size is your tank? 2.5
What temperature is your tank? room temperature (the room is probs 75ish, so his actual water is probs 70ish)
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? Every 2 weeks
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? "api aquarium salt" and "splendid betta complete water conditioner"
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Minor fin rot
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not really.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Cleaned his tank immediatly
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I think he had ick a while ago, I started him on salts and he perked right back up.
How old is your fish (approximately)? At least a year.