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Spike has developed a white film on some of his fins and I found two tiny fins floating in his water this afternoon. He is bloated (although I believe it's from over-eating (he's fasting right now and will be on a diet afterwards). This happened last week, too, and it went away after he pooped. He seems to have injured himself on something but that looks like it's healing. My main concern are the fins. Does it sound like fin rot? If so, what is the recommened treatment?

Sorry I don't have a picture. I'm not kidding when I say he hates the camera. He freaks out when I put the camera up to the tank.

What size is your tank? 2.5
What temperature is your tank? 74
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? Pellets, freeze dried bloodworms, flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? morning and night

How often do you perform a water change? once every 2 weeks or so depending on the algae situation
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? usually 100% his first 100 was Monday in the month we've had him.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water dechlorinator

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? n/a


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white film on fins, lesion on head, bloated stomach
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hides in his cave a lot
When did you start noticing the symptoms? last week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? water change, added salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no, have only had him for a month
How old is your fish (approximately)? seems fairly young and we've only had him for a month

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I think mr Fred has fin rot atm also. The white film if I understand correctly is fin regrowing. Im gonna pick up a medication for his fin rot tomorrow and if you add me Ill let you know if it works
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