My sister and I recently moved out of our house into an apartment. we slowly acclimated to the new water over the course of a few days.
My sister came in just a few minutes ago to show me my favorite girl, Sabino. All of our bettas have been cupped with lids, so the snails and each other have had literally no opportunity to do anything but posture at each other.
Sabino has what looks like chunks ripped up near the base of her tail. It doesn't look bloody and I'm unsure if it is a fungus or bacteria, but she is unable to physically do that damage to herself.
She's been in slightly colder water than she's used to, but it's still within an acceptable tropical range (We're still working on getting tanks set up and all that). The water has been sitting at about 76-77 and has been slowly been getting changed over (so ammonia is higher than it should be, but we would rather deal with some burns than osmotic shock)
It doesn't really look like a fungus, but I've never really dealt with one to be honest. It looks more like a big, rough scrape. I don't know where it might have come from since she's been in her cup the whole time.
We're going to start treating with aquarium salt in hopes it might be a bacteria or fungus that will respond to that, but has anyone ever experienced anything like this?
She's had zero contact with other fish or the snails and has been in her own cup for a few days now. All the cups have secured lids on them.