What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? two ghost shrimp
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 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? different every time
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tail has a white...growth on it, looks like gum. He's always had a white streak through his tail, but everything above where it was is now gone, straight to the body. From the body where the top half of the tail should connect, there is a white, almost marshmallow looking lump. the top of what is left of the tail is white.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't he's as energetic and happy as can be.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No...I'm not sure how
Does your fish have any history of being ill? nope.
How old is your fish (approximately)?about a year
I looked in today and noticed half of Macchiato's tail is missing. The top half of his tail, from the body outwards is gone, and where the tail should be is a white gummy looking thing, and a white streak across his tail. He has always had that white streak, it was part of the reason I got him, but now everything above the streak is gone...
I have no clue what this is, or how to fix it. He's had the white streak since I got him, and his behavior hasn't changed at all.... any ideas?