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Hello! My first time posting here, but I need some help. This is Sora, and as you can see there is redness around the ends of his tail and fins, and I am not sure if it's due to snagging, fin rot, or fin nipping from its tank mates. There is no white fuzz or brown/black edges. Just the redness in the ends of his usually white fin tips, and on the top fin, there is a large red spot. Thank you for your help!
How many gallons is your tank?- 10gal
Does it have a filter? -Yes
Does it have a heater?- Yes
What temperature is your tank? -80°F
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?- Just the filter/pump
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?- Yes. Tropical fish

What food brand do you use? -Fluval
Do you feed flakes or pellets?- Pellets
Freeze-dried?- No
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? -A small pinch once a day

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?- Once every 2-3 weeks
What percentage of water did you change?-50%
What is the source of your water?- Conditiioned Tap Water
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vaccuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner?- Stress coat, beneficial tank bacteria, water clarified, Seachem brand conditioner.

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters?
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 5ppm
pH: 7.2
Hardness (GH): (cant test for)
Alkalinity (KH): (cant test for)

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?- a day ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?- redness of the ends of the fins and a large red spot in the top fin
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? It hasnt
Is your Betta still eating?- yes
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?- No, did a water change today.
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Only once before, Ich.
How long have you owned your Betta? 2 years
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased- No


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Hi! Thanks for answering the questions in that form :)!
What types of tropical fish?
Have you tried feeding him more, and twice a day? It sounds as though he's being underfed although I can't really see if he's thin in that photo.

Would you consider increasing the frequency of the water changes?

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