So I've had this betta Sunshine for a couple months now. Well some stuff happened and well, he's going to go to a new home soon. I want to perpare him and her (his soon to be owner) for the transition.
She lives across from me in my apartment complex (like open the door, knock on hers, I'm there). She hasn't had fish before but her niece has had tons of bettas. She is getting an old (I told her the largest they had assuming it was between 1 gal and 5.) betta tank from her mother who has all of said neices old supplies. Informed her that we might be cycling if it is big enough and she gets a filter and all that. If we cycle then it'll be about a month. If we can't then it will probably be sooner. Anyway, what kinds of things should I be sure to tell her about? I already intend to introduce her to this site for one. I know she'll need a heater and I will help her get the basic water fixing supplies and food but what else? (Also giving her his marimo moss ball)
Also I want to make sure that Sunshine is as healthy as I can make him. I am almost certain that he's healthy right now, but I am wondering on some things.
He likes to just float at the top or bottom for extended amounts of time. One of the only and main times I see him move around is when I feed him or start touching the bowl. Could something me wrong with him? About once a week I've noticed him drop one huge terd but that's all :/. He has seemed to want to almost jump his mouth through the surface to get air. He is kinda clamped? But seeing as he doesn't really swim around much he just kinda.... sits with his fins still.
I have him on a little AQ salt to help repair his fins more for a couple days. Gonna remove and not add more when I change the water again tomorrow afternoon.
I really love this little guy and we've been through some stuff but she liked him so well... and then I found this new boy who has the loveliest green on his tail with white trim(Although annoyingly had turned out to be a tail biter!!) It just made sense. She is super excited and I don't want to give him to her with any problems.