I recently went on vacation and when I came back I noticed that one of my fish has fin rot. I guess I didn't notice before because it was gradual? I think I got him WITH fin rot though and it's just been progressing. I caught it on Saturday or Sunday and started treating with daily 100% water changes and aquarium salts.
during this whole thing, I moved the filter from one side of the tank to the other (split 10G) and left it overnight. When I woke up the next day, the other fish had bitten his tail and did some damage. SINCE then the tail biter has had some regrowth but the one with fin rot... I don't think he's improving.
is there anything ELSE that I can do to help him? I feel really bad and saw a picture of what I think that he's supposed to look like. Compared to that picture he's. not too great looking. I also feel like a horrible fish mom.
also, how long before I start seeing signs of improvement? This is all stressing me out a LOT.
What size is your tank? 10G split
What temperature is your tank? it's been a bit higher than normal with the water changes but in the "green area" of betta preferred temps.
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? one other betta in a split tank.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and brine shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? one or two pellets when I eat
How often do you perform a water change? recently, daily. Before recently I don't think I changed it enough :(
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% daily right now.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner and aquarium salts since diagnosis.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? fin rot :(
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not very much... he's still active and seems as happy as a betta can be.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? when I look at pictures of him when I got him, it looks like he already had mild fin rot so it's progressed slowly and I only noticed it really badly recently.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Daily 100% water changes and aquarium salts.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? a few months?