"This is turning into a big project for me... :/"
Sorry its stressful for you...I didnt realize how money and time went into it either, it will settle down once you get the right equipment, it will cost a little now but then when you sit down and look at the tank all set up with everything in it, happy healthy fish, the cost will drop drastically and you will finally have time to enjoy them and not worry so much about them.
I kind of agree with some others, they said to return the new fish and focus on the sick fish. I only say this because I jumped into bettas with both feet too quickly and was very unprepared. I had one fish get sick, another was a rescue, another developed fin rot and one just wasnt happy in his home, it was too much money and too much time! I was treating and doing water changes daily plus work and run the farm. I was freaking out and losing ground with my sick fish. I rehomed 2 of my fish just last week and now I can focus on Moonie and Miyagi...much more relaxing! And moonie is making great headway with his fins now! It will be worth it to return the other one, but what you do is up to you :)...good luck with everything!
Last edited by Friendlyfishies; 11-06-2012 at 06:22 PM.