What size is your tank? 1/2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? room temp 68-70 ( a little cool but he dosnt seem to have trouble)
Does your tank have a filter? No, live plant
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? 1 small Snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega one
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets once a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a month
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins are shorter, ventrals are clamped, has little balls at end of rays.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Has stopped flairing when encouraged.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about 1 month ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? about a year
He was very axctive and liked to flair at my finger when i first came over, and he had long fins with straight rays. not his fins arfe short with what looks like melted wax at the end of the rays, and he dosnt want to flair. Color is the same, not dull. No fuzz or red/inflaimed gills. I will go try and take a picture of him. I think it is fin rot, or mabey a problem with water chemistry.
This is my friends sisters fish, i will try and talk them into more frequent water changes, but its not my place to force them.
He still eats well and is responsive to movement.