About two weeks ago i noticed my bettas fins were extreemly tattered and looked shorter than usual. He is young so if anything they should be growing a bit right? well when i first got him (6 months ago) he had was blue a stipre of white at the edge of his fins but he has lost so much fins that there is no white left, i dont think its fin rott because he has not missing or messy scales, he has no white spots or holes in his tale
I keep him in a 2.5 gallon tank no heater but stays at about 76 in the tank
I do 50% water change, some times 75% water change every week
He shows no irregular behavior. Eats regularly, swims around. I dont know if this helps but he is a Delta Tail probably about a year old.
I have another betta 6 months older same size tank no heater i change both there tanks on the same day but my other betta has no issues at all so whats wrong with my blue betta??
Hope these pics help make my point, hope fully someone can help!
One pic is hime now the other two are before his fins tore completely
Fin rot doesn't mean always means missing scales or holes. And white spot is ich nt fin rot. Seems like a fin rot.Didi you cycled the tank?
for more about cycling read this:
perform 25% water thrice a week and add a filter ASAP
Alright, thanks will a filter freak him out though? i have one sitting around for 1 to 5 gallon tanks but it seems pretty strong should i still use it?
Also i realized the plant in the background of the first image (pink plant) may have been tearing his fins up
So i removed hoping it was that so that his fins can heal
provide a sponge filter connected with an air pump as betta prefers low water current