What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76F
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits and freeze dried bloodworms (on occasion)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets once daily
How often do you perform a water change? 50% every other day 100% once a week
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? Betta water condition (right now I'm adding stress coat+, and just recently took him off API fungus cure)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins are frayed and deteriorating. At one point his gills turned red, but that healed after the Fungus Cure treatment.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not much. He used to dart more so much so to the point that he wouldn't respond to someone near the tank (which is unusual), but since I put him on the Fungus Cure the darting hasn't been nearly as much.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 3 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes. I immediately put him on aquarium salt and changed his water every 1-2 days. After 10 days passed his darting wasn't as bad and was responding to when I walked up to the tank but was still darting quite a bit and the fins didn't stop receding. I took him off of the salt for a day and then started the API fungus cure treatment. The fins had started healing and his tail became one piece again, but now his bottom fin (anal fin?) is starting to fray too.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? none except fin rot.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him for about 5-7 months.
So I know it's fin rot. It started out at nipping and then that got infected and started rotting. At this point I'm not sure what to do. I'm afraid if I keep going I'm going to over medicate him and that it'll be worse than where he's at right now. I'm also afraid that over changing his water will make him sick too, but he's pretty used to frequent water changes. Any suggestions?