Originally Posted by arin
I got my first betta fish about a week and half ago. He is in 1.5 gallon tank with a filter. i have been doing a partial water change every second day and i did 100% water change last night. i noticed that his fins are stuck together at the tips. he tries to flair but the tips are just stuck. He is eating and he looks fine and still interacting like always. Please help i hate seeing him like this.
From what you have described, it sounds like fin melt to me. This may have been due to the poor water condition he was in for a long time at the pet store. Pictures will help to determine exactly what you mean, so see if you can take a close up picture of the issue in question.
Also, for a 1.5 gal, I would strongly suggest two 100% water change weekly (filter or not). If it is confirmed fin melt, the general conservative guideline is to treat with aquarium salt. pre-mix 1 tsp of salt with 1 gal of conditioned water. Leave your betta in there, and change and premix above everyday for water change for the next 10 days. Basically what your betta really need is pristine water to get back on his fins