hey! this is amenadiel, next to his sister/tank mate, bonnie lol. okay so i’ve had him since early march of this year. i had recently added some artificial plastic plants without thinking “hey plastic plants can harm his fins.” but the problem is, i got my 2 african dwarf frogs, bonnie & clyde, a few days before i got the plants. all was well, all 3 of them get along perfectly and don’t bother one another. then i found a piece of amenadiel’s fin on his gravel. so i investigated further and found that some of his fins seem to be torn and mildly deteriorating. you can see this if you zoom in around the top of his dorsal fin on the photo provided. i’m not sure if my frogs carried bacteria that caused him to get fin rot (even though i quarantined them for a few days before adding them to the tank) or if the plants tore his fins. i’ve taken out the plastic ones and left silicone ones and small plastic ones that aren’t sharp and not textured. i noticed that some of his fins are kind of curly, but they’ve always been like that. and i’m 99% sure it’s not the decor in his tank because i’ve sanded down ANYTHING that could even poke the little feller. he seems very happy and is always active. he feeds readily as well. someone told me it could be his filter intake shredding his fins but he never had this problem and i’ve had this tank since i got him. it just started about 1 week and 1/2 ago. anyways here’s some info that could be helpful: he’s in a five gallon heated and filtered tank, and i do a 10% water change every tuesday or thursday using a siphon. he has his 2 tank mates stated above. i feed him 4 omega one betta buffet pellets a day and occasionally freeze dried bloodworms as a treat. i’m not sure about his water parameters but petsmart tested some of my cycled water from my tank and said it’s “perfect.” ahh i’m sorry, this is a whole essay!
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