My Betta appears to have frayed tail and fins.
New poster, but I've been reading for awhile now. I got my betta over a month ago, because I wanted a little buddy to keep me company by my computer desk inside my apartment.
My getting him was due to health issues I've been going through, but I've been cleared and I'm good now.
So, got the betta and a 1 gallon tank. It was a tank with a light and I also got him a little statue to go in there. Then I set it up and was happy.
Then I started reading about Bettas.
I went out and bought a 2.5 gallon tank kit. Created a baffle for the filter, bought a good heater that keeps the tank at 79 degrees, a fresh water fern, and a small bridge ornament that he loves.
My normal routine is to change 50% of the water, wait two days, change 50%. So, it goes like this.
Monday: Change 50% water
Thursday: Change 50%
The water is treated each time and I do it the night before and leave it out so that it becomes room temperature.
He appears to be happy and healthy. He's been a very finicky eater, but I switch up the food for him that consists of:
New Life Spectrum Formula
Top Fin Freezed Dried Bloodworms
Alright, so now the reason why I'm posting. I noticed tonight that his fins and tail appear to look shredded. I don't think it's from the filter, because I have a small sponge in the intake valve and I also have a baffle for the outtake.
Besides the frayed look he's acting and eating like normal. I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm really concerned.
I'm attaching a photo, so that you can see exactly what I'm talking about.
Thanks for any and all help!