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So I just got this Betta fish a few days ago, and I noticed the edges of his tail fin looks ragged almost like a crown tail except he isn't a crown tail. He is a double tail and it doesn't look like fin rot, but he kind of looked like that when I bought him, I just thought it was normal, but now I'm starting to wonder if he has some sort of illness or is tail biting? He is in a 5 gallon heated/filtered tank. The temperature is always at 76-78 F. He has been eating fine and is eating New life spectrum because I've heard it's a great brand. He loves them. :-D I really like him and added aquarium salt in there the day I got him. I am going to do a water change 7/26 (Saturday) because I know to clean in weekly and I got him last Saturday so yup.

I bought him with this too, but his face is a light brown color and I'm wondering if he is just an older Betta, because he isn't super active but he occasionally swims around for a bit, or if he is sick. I've never seen him tail bite, and he doesn't look like he has fin rot... The water quality is great so I am a little stumped on what could be the problem. My guess is he is an older Betta, but I really hope after a few weeks/months he is active and his colors are more vibrant. THANKS! And sorry he won't let me take a picture of him but honestly it doesn't look like fin rot although it could be the start of it. What do you suggest I do? :cry::-?

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Hi, please give us a picture of the afflicted areas and answer this:
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
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?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

How often do you perform a water change?
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?

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


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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