What size is your tank? 2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? ~75-79 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? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x day, about 5 pellets each time
How often do you perform a water change? every 2-3 days
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? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: 0 (changed water yesterday evening
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins looking ragged
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't made a bubble nest in about a week, otherwise seems fine.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A couple weeks ago fins seemed to lose color around the edges.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)?I bought him about a month ago, I don't know how long he was in the pet store.
I'm worried about Moma. I first noticed that his fins were looking sort of clear around the edges about 10 days after I bought him, but I couldn't remember if he had always looked that way or not. He has always been very active, bubble nests, good appetite... I try to keep him stimulated with decorations, we play with a mirror once in a while, etc.
I woke up this morning and the clearish part of his fins is gone, and now the edges are ragged.
I realize his living conditions aren't ideal... I'm a college student and don't have a lot of room. I'm going home at the end of next week and if you guys think it would help, I have a ten-gallon I can bring back for him. If I did that, I'd also spring for a heater, filter, etc.