This is Fishie when I first got him on 3/27 (beautiful little guy )Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
78 degrees, very constant
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Betta pellets mostly. Once or twice a week, bloodworms.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once a day. One day a week, I try to fast him.
How often do you perform a water change?
Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
I let the water age in a bucket for about a day, and add a water conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
as of 4/11
Ammonia: There is not a reading on my test strip. I didn't realize this.
Hardness: 120 (it was 60 initially and then darkened)
Alkalinity: Again, not available on my test strip and I didn't realize it.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
The rear tail has gotten significantly shorter.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
The only other thing I noticed is he's actually swimming around more as opposed to gliding, and darting very fast occationally.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
I have not, I did a water change yesterday and want to avoid stress if possible.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I've had him since 3/27, and the shop owner let on he was somewhere around 3 to 4.5 months.
This is a shot from today, 4/11
I hope you can see the difference in his tail size. The biggest spot is literally right behind his "butt".
Hi, this is my fish Fishie (I still don't have a name). He's the third betta I've had since August. My first betta got fin rot, so I know a bit about it, and just want more opinions to verify, etc.
If you need more info, let me know. Thanks.