I noticed today that my betta, Digby, has a chunk missing out of his tail. It's not large yet, but the edges are red, and the rest of his fins look a little ragged too. I read the "disease and treatment" thread at the top of the page, and added 3 1/2 teaspoons of aquarium salt as recommended. Tomorrow, I'm moving him to a 1.5 gallon bowl with new water to make the water changes easier, and so I can keep a better eye on him. Is there anything else I can/should do?
What size is your tank? 3.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 70 degrees
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? none.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari betta gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4-5 pellets once a day.
How often do you perform a water change? every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? about 20 to 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra aqua safe plus.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Chunk out of tail with red edges.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? it hasn't changed at all. He's still active.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, 3.5 teaspoons of aquarium salt in his tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not in the time that I've had him.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for just over 2 weeks.
Any help would be seriously appreciated. Thanks! :)