yet another betta fin rot?
Hi, If anyone can help me with this it would be much appreciated. My Betta is housed in a 1.5 gallon Faunarium (he was in a half gallon Betta kit) since last week.
Unfortunately I had put some stones which were unsuitable, and the water turned slightly cloudy. Well I have removed the stones, and did a partial water change (don't ask me why I did not do a full change...)
Couple of days ago I noticed a tear in his fin. I thought it was the cause of the plastic plant, as he exhibits no symptoms of illness - he is swimming around energetically, eats like a hog, and shows off to me :P
So I didn't chalk it up to anything. However, yesterday another tear appeared on the fins edge, and today there was another. I don't know if this is a good diagnosis for fin rot, he is the first fish I have ever kept, and I'm still learning about behavious and diseases of Bettas.
The tank is on the cold side though - 20-24 celcius range. Unfortunately this is the warmest spot for his tank (next to my comp) but it is still too cold. I am wondering if I should take the plunge and get a 25 watt heater? But I don't want to do more harm than good.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post, I'll try to get some photos of the fin - the edges look clean, but the longer tips are curling in?
Well, that is a lot of questions, and I hope someone can help me with this!
ps. By the way I just added a live Hornwort yesterday...but that couldn't be tearing the fins could it?