Hi there 🙂
This is BB, my first betta fish and first fish tank, which makes me all so new to this.
I noticed recently that there has been some breakage to his fins. I was unsure if this was due to do nipping or items in the tank. There were artificial, plastic leaves on a large tree I have in the tank. I have since removed them and all my remaining plants are real besides some silk flowers, which are in a corner he doesn’t typically go to. The other thing that crossed my mind was fin rot as well.
I also noticed that there is a white patch under his belly area now that I am unsure if it was there before. I am worried that it may be columnaris or cotton wool disease. It’s hard to get a clear photo of that particular angle. We recently were dealing with bloat issues and was even more worried when snapping the first picture, that his scales were starting to pinecone (dropsy) but idk if I’m just being paranoid.
He is a happy fish swimming around all the time and wanting to eat. He has a few tank mates and idk if by doing this, it has stressed him out or what may be going on. I really just want to be sure I’m doing all that I can to help if something god forbid is wrong with him. I did purchase some Indian almond leaves b/c I do love the natural looking appeal it gives and also that it promotes natural healing.
I appreciate any advice and information!