I really hope it's not the dreaded c worms. We didn't cure anyone...no med for it here works. I am still dealing with it as my male angelfish still has them hanging out of his anus. He looks in perfect health otherwise.
I know he will die for sure, but when is the question? My female...
If you can find the medication called levamisole it should cure it. It's not available here in Canada, but is in the US.
Here an article about the drug.
That is safe...how do you think breeders get such greats pix of the ones they are selling. Seeing their own reflection doesn't stress all betta out. Most really do get use to it from my experience anyways.
Comb tails have many lengths too. The betty splendens site explains all the tails types...
CT baby betta have spikes pretty much right away
I had gotten a 3 month old one last April from Aquabid...you could see his double double ray crowns already. Most betta are not up for sale until they are at least 3 months old. I bet he is a combtail.
Here's an old pix of my platinum CT Casper...
I have seen a fish bleed...when we when use to be newbies with piranhas...we fed them large gold fish and they bled a lot...but only when it was apart of their body. Fins are like hair and breaking finger nails I guess...we don't feel pain when they rip either.
He is a beautiful boy.
He looks like a delta tail or a half moon who is still growing. Crown tails are more spikey.