Please help - I am having serious fish problems.
I got this guy (Called him Dionysius - Dio for short ;)) from the local pet store - which was discusting. The Bettas were in mason jars with barely enough water to cover their bodies. Some of the bettas were even dead - still laying in the poopy water.
I put Dio in a 2.5 gal bowl (heater, covered, fern). He did some swimming and hiding yesterday but today he's not looking so good.
He may have velvet (clamped fins, lethargic, not eating) and perhaps swim bladder (floating at the top on his side).
I've attached pics so maybe you can tell by looking at him.
I tested the amonia - it's good (0) but the water he was in at the pet store was off the charts for amonia - I did the liquid test where the highest on the chart is dark teal - and the water in the test turned black!
So I am sure that has affected him.
I am at work so I can't access the pages on fish illnesses (for some reason my work is blocking it).
Can someone look at the pics and tell me what to do?