As many of you know, I adopted my male red and teal crowntail boy Parli back in March. He has been living in a heated, unfiltered 2.5 gallon since then. He really gave me the betta bug, and I have had a hankering for an orange fish for a while. I found a male orange veiltail with moderate fin rot at Walmart four days ago, and went back for him the day after I found him. I felt a special pull towards him, I guess. For the past two days, Penfield has been living in a 1.5 gallon unheated Critter Keeper, the poor boy. :( I figured it was better than the Walmart cup and it gave me the perfect opportunity to upgrade.
Parli has been moved to a divided ten gallon. He LOVES it! He is swimming around on his side exploring everything. I left Penfield's future home on the other side bare for now because I don't have everything I want to decorate with yet, but I wanted Parli to get used to the divider and his 5 gallons of space. The filter that came with my kit was faulty, so I will try to get a different one tomorrow.
I am feeling comfortable enough to cycle this tank with Parli in it. He has four live plants and all the gravel and water from his old tank. I will do partial water changes every two days while I monitor the levels.
Enjoying his new home:
Meanwhile, I moved Penfield to Parli's tank so he can finally enjoy toasty 78 degree water. He is being treated with Stress Coat and aquarium salt for his fin rot. As soon as the rot clears up and I am satisfied that he is otherwise disease-free, he will move in with Parli in the divided tank. Keep your fingers crossed!
I can finally sleep easy knowing that both of my betta boys are safe, warm, and on the mend!