What size is your tank? 3gal
What temperature is your tank? 78degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? Not yet, next paycheck I'll be looking for a heater. (Living in Florida; at night the coldest my tank gets is 76 degrees (been watching it))
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Nope.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon- Betta pellets, TopFin-Freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day.
How often do you perform a water change? 25% water change almost every day to every two to three days. 100% water change once a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? *points above*
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top Fin water conditioner, and Top Fin Bacteria supplement.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .25-.5 (trying to figure out how to bring the ammonia levels down now. However it's a dip sticks...Heard they can be wrong)
Nitrite: NA- Don't have the kit for it yet.
Nitrate: NA- Don't have the kit for it yet.
pH: NA- Don't have the kit for it yet.
Hardness: NA- Don't have the kit for it yet.
Alkalinity: NA- Don't have the kit for it yet.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? The very tips of his pelvis fin. They don't seem to be getting bigger. Been watching them for about 24 hours now. (didn't notice it until last night)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not really, he's active, he eats (and begs for more, still flares at things, he seems to be fine.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 100% water change last night; and a thurough rinse of hot water over his plants, gravel, and anything else that goes in his tank with him.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I'm aware of so far.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea. I bought him from PetSmart a couple weeks ago.
I woke up this mornin; and in the end I made this thread... I noticed last night thatAoi has a white tip on the edge of his fin. Checking the pictures I took last night, I see that it's in those images as well.
I'm not sure what the heck this is. Being a first time Betta owner I looked over the diseases and illnesses stickies and I haven't a bloody clue. I'm hoping it's just Aoi's fins simply having white tips and nothing else, but I'm not sure.
I circled it there since the lighting in the picture is kinda funky. But it looks like the color is leaving his fins. I did notice it last night too; and keeping an eye on it, it doesn't appear to be getting bigger or spreading.