I got BB yesterday from the pet store(a rescue case/impulse buy)He was a bit stressed when I got him home but is really happy now.
He has a small amount of black at the tip of his tail,it doesn't look crusty or curled and there's no tearing or fin loss but it's black none the less.I have been observing him for the 36 hours that I have had him and there's been no change to his tail and from what little experience I have with fin rot the disease seems to move at an alarming rate(am I wrong in thinking this?)So I'm really hoping that it's just him but I would love some advice.
He's eating well,currently flakes but I'm getting him pellets in two days.
He lives alone in a 9 gallon tank(8g once you minus the sub-straight)
The water parameters are all perfect.I have checked the levels morning and night and did a 10% water change tonight just to be safe because the tank isn't cycled and I intend upon doing this everyday until it is)
The tank is live plants,a drift wood cave,sponge filter set on low,heater set at 26c/78f (still a work in progress)
I acclimatized him properly taking about 50minutes to do so.
I used stress enzyme to age the water.
He's behaving normally,in fact he's much happier and active compared to my last betta.He already recognizes me and dances for me.Everything about him seems fine save for the nasty black.Help!