I'm new here and looking for some help, there are NO good aquarium places nearby that could give any advice and I don't trust the major pet stores..
My fish, Bowie, has acquired fin rot from what I can tell, he seemed fine and then one day I noticed a huge split in his tail. It quickly progressed into missing pieces of his tail fin and now has spread to his bottom one as well.
What size is your tank? 2.5G
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees.
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets, Flakes, Some frozen bloodworms as treats.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, one day fast.
How often do you perform a water change? I tried twice a week, one 50% one 100%, but have upgraded that since he's been sick.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? ^^
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Tail loss, no colour change.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None, that I've noticed, he still eats like a pig and swims normally.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Changed the water and filter, added aquarium salt. Noticed no change, so I removed the filter cartridge and added MarOxy treatment.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him around a month, but no idea before that, about a year I'd say.