Betta Fin Discoloration

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Hi, ive had my betta for 5 months now, and I just began noticing fin discoloration these past few days.
I'm currently doing daily partial water change (and dosing it with Prime) to help healing his fin bite.

This is his before picture:
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And this is the after picture, the discoloration is circled.
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Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Was this fish an adult when you bought it? either age, diet, or internal parasites could be factors. What do you feed the fish? Tempature it's kept at? Has anything in the tank changed? It's a lot of questions, but it's
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Yes the betta was already an adult when I first bought him.
I feed him pellets (tetra bits complete),and mosquito larvae once a week.
Temperature is 30celcius, is it too warm? Its from my tap.
I haven't changed much except I removed my asian pennywort last week, as I suspected it made my betta fin itchy/ uncomfortable, and hence, fin bite
Also, he still swims normally and active, appetite is also normal.
 

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Could be age. I know this may sound strange but maybe you bought an older betta, as Bettas age they loose coloration. 30c is a fine tempature. No odd waste right? It's not clear or stringy?
 
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Poo is normal. But I bought him straight from a local breeder, I doubt they sell old bettas.
 
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I don't have a test kit, but planning to buy soon. Does food play a role in fin discoloration?
 

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If he's a fin biter he could have bitten it and it's repairing itself. New fin growth is clear. Or could it be possible he snagged it on something in the tank?
 
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AngelTheGypsy said:
If he's a fin biter he could have bitten it and it's repairing itself. New fin growth is clear. Or could it be possible he snagged it on something in the tank?
He bit his dorsal & caudal fins only, and they are now regrowing with clear color on the edges.
However he didnt bite his analfin nor snagged anything, otherwise I wouldve noticed the torn fins. He was fine until a few days ago I noticed the discoloration.
 

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