Okay, so this is not so much of an emergency or anything but I just wondered if anyone's ever seen this type of thing.. I've posted something similar in the past but my guy's condition got better on it's own. Just seems a lot worse this time around. I've also googled pics of fin rot but this doesn't really look the same I guess - the pics I've found show mostly fins parts already missing - not so much "during" the event taking place, if that makes sense.
I wasn't going to post up the fill-in form describing habitat and water conditions since my guy seems really
fine - all water levels are near perfect, heated 3g tank, and this seemed to come on pretty quickly - he's very fiesty, flares at everything, and he's a bubblenest makin' machine... again, I just wanted to know if the experts here know what this could be.
The pictures show what I'm worried about but some of the tips of his fins in the pictures look black, and they're not actually black, but more gray/ashy - like smoldering wood from a log... weird, huh? And, the worst part is, some parts of his fin are missing - looks like he's been tailbiting but he hasn't been a tailbiter - it actually seems the missing sections have been where the fins have turned ashy and fallen off... does it look like it could be fin rot to you pros?
If you look at my avatar to the left, you can see his fins were pretty uniform in shape and now it just look like a hot mess... I'm thinking it's fin rot but just need confirmation... the only tank I could put him in is a 1g - would be easier for dosing and treatment.
Thanks for any input!