About my betta fish health condition

ERINNIC905

Hello
I just created this account to see if anyone can help with my betta fish health, if he’s okay and there isn’t any thing wrong with him. My betta fish name is Simon. I have noticed his fin’s we’re getting torn here and there, I also notice the transparency in his fin’s but I was told it was just fin growth. Just this week I noticed the change in behavior. he’s been coming near the plants more often and he also been swimming in the bottom of the heater then just and at most the bottom as well. Before, He was always at the top swimming and laying on his side near the heater wrapped around him. He sometimes swim in the bottom just to look around and goes to his tiki home. I have pictures about his fin’s too. I have also noticed that the middle part of his fin’s used to be transparent when it was healing, but now it has a big gap in the middle. I’m not to sure if it’s fin rot or something else but I would like to know if he’s okay. I have done a salt bath(using aquarium salt for the bath) and it looks like he was getting better but I know it will stress him out if I do more. So is there any chance that there is anymore i can do for him?
Hello
I just created this account to see if anyone can help with my betta fish health, if he’s okay and there isn’t any thing wrong with him. My betta fish name is Simon. I have noticed his fin’s we’re getting torn here and there, I also notice the transparency in his fin’s but I was told it was just fin growth. Just this week I noticed the change in behavior. he’s been coming near the plants more often and he also been swimming in the bottom of the heater then just and at most the bottom as well. Before, He was always at the top swimming and laying on his side near the heater wrapped around him. He sometimes swim in the bottom just to look around and goes to his tiki home. I have pictures about his fin’s too. I have also noticed that the middle part of his fin’s used to be transparent when it was healing, but now it has a big gap in the middle. I’m not to sure if it’s fin rot or something else but I would like to know if he’s okay. I have done a salt bath(using aquarium salt for the bath) and it looks like he was getting better but I know it will stress him out if I do more. So is there any chance that there is anymore i can do for him?
Sorry for the reply on the last comment I was getting the hang of it. I was going to say that I have been feeding him and he’s been eating well too. I just did a water change on Tuesday and the temperature in it as of writing this is 78 degrees.
Hello
I just created this account to see if anyone can help with my betta fish health, if he’s okay and there isn’t any thing wrong with him. My betta fish name is Simon. I have noticed his fin’s we’re getting torn here and there, I also notice the transparency in his fin’s but I was told it was just fin growth. Just this week I noticed the change in behavior. he’s been coming near the plants more often and he also been swimming in the bottom of the heater then just and at most the bottom as well. Before, He was always at the top swimming and laying on his side near the heater wrapped around him. He sometimes swim in the bottom just to look around and goes to his tiki home. I have pictures about his fin’s too. I have also noticed that the middle part of his fin’s used to be transparent when it was healing, but now it has a big gap in the middle. I’m not to sure if it’s fin rot or something else but I would like to know if he’s okay. I have done a salt bath(using aquarium salt for the bath) and it looks like he was getting better but I know it will stress him out if I do more. So is there any chance that there is anymore i can do for him?

Sorry for the reply on the last comment I was getting the hang of it. I was going to say that I have been feeding him and he’s been eating well too. I just did a water change on Tuesday and the temperature in it as of writing this is 78 degrees.
Update: I just tested the water just now and there was ammonia in it and the ph is low. I just put ph buffer on and I remember putting stability this morning too. Hopefully it will work out.
 

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Blacksheep1

Hiya Nicholas.

what a beautiful betta you have ! It can be more helpful if you post the exact water parameters you have . If you just have one betta in the tank and you’re seeing ammonia then there’s likely a reason for that .

it may also be helpful to post a picture of the whole tank to see if anything is ripping his lovely fins.
The temporary pH fixes don’t really help as when you do a water change it can cause a pH swing which your fish won’t like and will affect it.

you can use crushed coral in your filter if needed but it would help to know what your pH is first though.
 

ERINNIC905

okay the ph level is some where at 6.0 and the ammonia is at 4.0 but I’m using stability to reduce the ammonia and so far there isn’t any nitrite as far as I’m concerned and I only have mystery snails 4 of them and 2 Cory catfish and one ghost shrimp and one koilh loncher. I only have one or two plants in there. Here’s a picture of my tank.
Edit: Sorry if I made everyone confused and worried about the ammonia being 4.0.

it was actually between 0.25 ppm or 0.50 ppm. As I remember doing that test yesterday it was yellow then changed to a light green color after I did most of the testing.

again sorry for the confusion on my part.
 

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Blacksheep1

Sorry , Did you say ammonia was at 4??? That will be hurting your fish. Do a water change as soon as possible , Temperature match it and don’t forget the water conditioner. You want ammonia and nitrite at zero. Nitrates under 20 in an ideal world. Have a search of the nitrogen cycle , it’ll help you a lot !!!

also just to let you know that a pH of 6 won’t be great for your snails shells, they will start to degrade in the soft water.

is this a new tank ?

corys are schooling fish and feel less stress in larger groups , 6 if you believe the internet but that’s about the right number ( ish ) to start seeing normal schooling behaviour .

I hope this helps you in understanding a little as to why your fish aren’t doing the best.
 

ERINNIC905

Yes.. that would explain a lot. Thank you… and will he get better if I do These recommendation… also this isn’t a new tank. This is a 5 gallon tank. I have Simon for about a year now. Also does it also help to let you know that he’s been eating properly and swimming at mos. I also believe that the Cory catfishes are okay at the most part.

Is stability is good for getting rid of the ammonia?
is it fin rot? Should I do a salt bath (using aquarium salt)?
FYI: I don’t have a another tank to dose him with aquarium salt.
 

BigManAquatics

Water changes are best at getting rid of ammonia. If only a 5 gallon, should have ONLY the betta and maybe a snail or two in there. And should probably do 2 50% water changes weekly, as water in a tank that small can go downhill very quickly and not so great water conditions are the biggest enemy for betta fins, pretty much tied with sharp-ish objects that can tear the fins.
 

ERINNIC905

Okay but I just wanted to sure if I need to give my betta any medicine to help with it’s fin’s?
if so should I continue doing salt baths(using aquarium salt) or just focus on the water change?
 

BigManAquatics

I would focus on the water first. I have recovered much worse fin rot with nothing but frequent water changes.
 

ERINNIC905

Okay thank you.
 

ERINNIC905

one question when you meant to do “2 50% water changes weekly”.
Do you meant to do it twice a day or for only two days in a week?
I just wanted to be sure if that’s what you meant by that?
 

ERINNIC905

update: just did the water change today and so far I believe my betta is doing good for the most part. I did test the water and the ph level is at 7.5 and there is zero nitrite and the ammonia is still there still in the 0.50 pp.
 

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