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Is this fin blow-out?

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Today I noticed these little pin holes in Chips's tail, but no tatters or tears like finrot.
He has recently discovered himself in the shiny black wall of his tank and has been being a Betta. I thought he was showing himself up too much so I stuck a piece of paper back there and ruined his fun. But, the paper fell out the other day and he was back flaring at himself. When I noticed the pin holes, I immediately tested his water and it's 0 everything, and I just did a 30% change last Friday, as I do every week (he's in a 6 gallon.)
So, do you all think this is a blow-out? I have some IAL I can put in his tank if it will help him heal.
Thanks in advance.
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I'm inclined to guess that he did blow out his tail. What has me believing it is not fin rot is the fact your water quality sounds good, with everything testing as 0 ppm. Secondly, he recently discovered his reflection so I'm sure he has been all worked up and flaring a lot more than usual. Turning down the filter and adding an almond leaf sounds like a great plan. Be on the look out for any changes in his condition.
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