: 1.6 g, 78F constant/stable heated, no filter, no aeration
:pellets, 2x daily 2 pellets each feeding, sometimes a small snack inbetween (freezedriedb-worms) but when i first got him he took to 2 meals 3 pellets each very well
Maintenance honestly, i have been slacking recently so i understood the fin rot. 100% every 1 and a half weeks, 60-70% when i remember (3-4 days). conditioner, methylene blue, epsom for 3 days was added
Water Parameters: n/a, but recently (2 days ago) the plumbing system of this building was cleaned out completely so the water may be a little.. questionable. it's a bit yellow to say the least still. I have taken him out and ended up using purely cold water (since cold water doesn't pass through the hot water plumbing) & heating up the water as I edit this post to include this information. I'm not sure if it is as simple as this problem but i hope it is. i've grown attached to my little rescue although i didn't have much hope for him as i was on a betta-death streak unfortunately.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no behavior change, but yesterday i found my substrate has been pushed apart in the back/middle of the tank as well as inside his double barrel decoration (moses parting water style)
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a week ago, i started noticing the some dorsal fin rays getting curly and some uh.. uncovered by finnage? it looked spikey.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? ever since i got him probably a month or two ago i had him in a very dilute solution of methylene blue since he was a pity purchase. recently i also noticed his poop was a bit "chunky" and he had some trouble going which manifested in a slightly over rounded tummy. i never paid attention to his poop but it seemed to always have been like this except this time it was really big and rounded instead of tube like.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? i purchased him, hoping to nurse him back to full finnage. as you can see in the pictures, there's a big rip in his tail fin which is healing. there was no growth when i took him home but he has now progressed nicely, half way there. other than that i have no knowledge of his previous issues.
tail, ray looks abnormal - inflamed, red.
before the piece of the tail broke off
piece of tail that fell off - it was a different color from the tail, grey
close up of tail fin
red body line