Hi guys, I got a halfmoon betta around a month ago and sometime last week, he suddenly got a split in his tail. I thought it was just an injury at first, but now the size of his fins are shrinking and more tears are developing in his tail.
I've been treating with Maracyn II and aquarium salt, but it looks like the fin rot is still progressing and I'm not sure if I'm using the right medication anymore
There was an article online that said that fin rot that develops more evenly with white edges (which is what's happening to my betta) is a sign of fungal fin rot. Is this true? What medication should I be using?
Thanks for your help!
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
77 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter?
It used to, but I removed it when I thought it had caused my betta's tail to tear
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Every day except Sundays
How often do you perform a water change?
1-2 times a week, currently doing one every day
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?
Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus and recently started adding aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Between 0 and 0.5 ppm
Between 1 and 1.5 ppm
Between 0 and 20 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Fins and tail getting smaller (pretty evenly), splits appearing in tail, edges of fins seem white
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Not much, still fairly active and hungry
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
A few days ago when there was suddenly a chunk missing in his tail (I thought it was an injury at first)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Yes, I started him on Maracyn II two days ago
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Just got him from the pet store 4 weeks ago
Here's a picture, there used to be a bigger white area to his fins: