I recently found my betta, Charles, has fin rot. I have been giving him daily water changes since Nov. 6th as well as AQ Salt and API Stress Coat to treat him. The rot seems to be clearing up and he is a bit more active, but his scales are still seem to be outlined in black. Is this the fin rot moving onto his body? Can it do that if even if he still has most of his tail and fins? Should I continue treating him the same way?
What size is your tank? 2.5 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78 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? Tetra Flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 pinch every 2-3 days.
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 90%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra BettaSafe water conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His scales seem to be outlined in black and his head has turned grey (but not cottony.) He is missing some of his fins and tail.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He rarely eats and lays at the bottom of the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This Wednesday ( Nov. 2nd)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Daily water changes and AQ Salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year and three months.
Thanks so much!