Ugh, don't even get me started on how ticked off I am right now...just glad the fish is okay. Apparently I'm the one to go to when you have an unwanted fish now with my friends?
Anyways. My friend contacted me and said they didn't want their Betta anymore and if I wanted to take him and his tank. I guess they saw me posting my new rescue last week, and took the opportunity.
So she brings over this 1.3 gallon tank, duct taped shut so it wouldn't splash in the car....I'm like "come on...you didn't have a baggy?". I started asking her about him, how long she's had him, her reply "about 6 months". So I figure he's used to a certain diet and routine...so I ask her how often and what she feeds him and she says "uhmmm, one pellet every day". So I get a little worried..and take a betta
look at him, he doesn't look too skinny, but his fins are shredded...and half missing. I don't know if he shredded them or if it was tail rot or what. So then I ask how often she does a 100% WC. She says "3 months ago"
So I test the water...and the ammonia is at .25, I was expecting it to be at like 10. Did this tank cycle? Despite his torn fins, he seems fine. Water is clear. Just a small amount of algae growth. Im curious to test the nitrates and nitrites. But I need a new test kit. Maybe I'll save the water and put him in something else so I can test it in a few days.
Not sure what to name him yet, he has beautiful blue eyes though. I've got his tank next to my male, Leonard, right now and Leonard is going nuts flaring. But this guy just ignores him. He seems like a very kind fish, who's been through a lot!