Hello! First time Betta care taker here :)
First time ever having my own pets....2 common bettas, Lapis & Lazuli! (The names aren't that original after all ;) )I have been reading, surfing and cruising the net for all info regarding betta cares etc. and I stumbled upon this great forum!
For now, I have a question for you all experts and betta lovers. I got mine a week ago from a fish pet store, the darn shopkeeper broke 3 pieces off the anal fin of my Betta Lapis (which I didn't realize at the time) while in the process of transferring him into a plastic bag, sadly Lapis also did a mile high dive stunt or a suicide attempt and landed on the floor. He seemed ok, so I bought him and gave him a new home.
I understand that the fins will grow back, but my Lapis appeared to try to fuse his fins together to connect the gap of the missing part which of course mars the appearance of the anal fin now :( That aside, I want to make sure that this is normal.
Any advice is highly appreciated. I will attempt to attach the 1st day photo and today's for reference.