So one of my boys a blue green with white butterfly SD, has over the course of a day become seriously ill.
His fins are literally turning black and rotting away before my eyes.
it doesn't look like this horrifying mystery disease to me, at least not yet. It is starting at the ends of his fins, and not the body like that disease does.
It is effecting his dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. I will get a picture ASAP for you.
I am have cupped him in clean water and am beginning an AQ and Mericyne Plus treatment ASAP.
I will be stopping into petsmart to pick up more Mericyne 2 and Furen 2 tomorrow as soon as I am able. (sorry for misspelling on medication names if there is any.)
What size is your tank? 2 gal
What temperature is your tank? roughly 80
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated? ambient heated
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? aqueon betta pellets, frozen blood worms, live black worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times daily. Either 3-4 pellets or roughly 3 worms. At least skipping 1 meal a week for digestion.
How often do you perform a water change? 1 50% 1 100% weekly sometimes just 1 100%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stess coat (no need for dechlorinator on private well water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Sudden and rapid onset of fin rot
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not interested in food, lays on bottom of tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The laying about yesterday afternoon but he has been flaring a lot seem just a bit tired. Ate that morning fine. This morning not interested in food, this afternoon sudden and rapid onset of finrot
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 100% tank cleaning, AQ salt 2tsp per gallon, few drops ob mericyne Plus
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 6-7 months max
Pictures Before and current are incoming ASAP