I got Brendan three days ago, didn't notice a small hole on his fin when i bought him, but saw it when i took him home and placed him in bowl while i prepared the tank. Didn't really worry about it until this morning when i swear the hole is bigger. Came home and the hole was longer/bigger, super worried!
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 72-80 degrees F
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? betta buffet brand pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, four pellets
How often do you perform a water change? I haven't yet, but am planning to do a 25% change this sunday, which marks one week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? will do 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I'd just be adding a few drops of Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: did not test
Alkalinity: did not test
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Stated in the intro
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hasn't , he swims all over the place, extremely shy when i first got him, now he'll stare a bit if i hover my hand near the glass, but darts away when i move
When did you start noticing the symptoms? n/a
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? havent
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no?
How old is your fish (approximately)? I don't know but i've only had him for three days
These pics were taken with my phone, and he wouldnt stop moving. My camera won't take proper pictures with glass so I'm afraid these are the best I can do
First image: First day, in the bowl waiting for his tank to be set up, hole circled
Second image: This morning, hole circled
Third image: when i came home from work, decent shot of his tail ends
last image: close up of gills...if thats any indications
Please tell me I'm just being paranoid!