I have a crowntail betta, (his name is Sparky) ive had him for about a month, and hes been healthy, but yesterday when i was feeding him i noticed a few peices of his fins look ragged and torn, he is still swimming around as usually and ate the same, there is also a begining of a bubble nest at the top of the water.
is the salt hurting him?? could it be fin rot?
if so what do i do??
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? about 80-81 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no (do i need one)
Is your tank heated? has a small 7.5 watt heater but the temp is usually 76-80 degrees without it, unless the temperature goes below 76 i dont use the heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon betta food, for treats freeze dried blood worms once a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? daily about 5 pellets a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
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? water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: about 6.8
Hardness: 150 hard
Alkalinity: about 80
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? yes, his very back his had ripped and torn looking edges, not bad but noticeable when looking
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no eats well swims around, hides in his favorite plant
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i did another 100% water change, and started a treatment of maracyn and maracyn 2, i left out the salt this time.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? ive had him for about a month, i got him at the pet store so i dont know how old he was when i bought him.
edges aren't blackened just torn.