Opinion On Betta (with Pics)

afoster1003

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So I asked this question on another forum with not one response so Im going to attempt it here. Any input would be much appreciated.

Is this fin rot or fin biting or somthing else? Water is good/been cycled for months now, with water changes at least 3 times a week.

Housing:
How many gallons is your tank? 10
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 79
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No

Food:
What food brand do you use? Aqueon betta food
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried?no
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?once a day until he stops eating

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? 2 - 3 times a week
What percentage of water did you change? 25
What is the source of your water? Tap with prime
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Every other week
What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner?
Prime
Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water *before* the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia:0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:5.0 -7.0
pH:6.8 - 7.0




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DutchAquarium

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That's definetly fin rot. What your going to want to do is make sure his water is very clean. i would also add in some indian almond leaves which have antifungal properties. You don't need to use meds right now, only if it gets worse. If you do end up using meds, stay away from betta fix which due to the oils in it suffocates the bettas labryinth organ. Your betta is going to be more prone to fin rot because of his genetics, and i see that he has had fin rot in the past before. The fins won't grow back to be as buetiful as they were, think of it as a scar.
 
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