Hello everyone! I haven't been on this forum in forever and I'd like to say hi to everyone although I wish it was under much better circumstances. Victor has this strange mystery fin hole that has been progressively getting worse for about... 2-3 months? No treatment has worked, and I'm at my wits end! Hole is an estimated half a centimeter in length and is white rimmed and spreading. Started as small pin hole with white bump that refused to heal. Spread was very slow at first, now rapidly picking up pace.
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What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees F
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? Aqua Culture Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 5-6 Pellets daily, no food on Saturdays
How often do you perform a water change? 2-3 times 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? API Stress Coat, API Ammo Lock (fins get more mystery pinholes without ammo lock)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Water not tested, but it doesn't matter if I keep my fish in the water at home or at school, same fin problems occur in water from two different places. Have tried filtered/bottled water as well.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins always curled, pinholes occur frequently, giant hole/wound rimmed with white and spreading on top/dorsal fin. Large wound an estimated half a centimeter long, started as small pin hole with funny white lump.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Fortunately, not at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Major fin hole: about 2-3 months ago, small pin holes/fin curling about... maybe half a year? I don't know, he's always had bad fins no matter what I've tried.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I have tried the following treatments: Aquarium salt, Quick Cure (Formalin, Malachite Green mix), aquarium salt and/or Quick Cure baths, Furan-2 gram-positive & gram-negative (nitrofurazone and furazolidone), more water changes, different water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, ick when I first got him, possible Lymphocystis that went away, and his fins have always been prone to curling/pin holes.
How old is your fish (approximately)? about 1 and a half to 2 years
I got a good shot of what it looks like at the end of the video, I hope this is enough to help!