Hi guys!! I am new to this forum and so far everything that I have read has been real helpful, Im hoping I can get some help with one more thing. Heres my situation, about 3 weeks ago I was at my aprtment complex business center and noticed that in a very small plant pot there was a betta fish in the vase towards the bottom kind of "pushed" against the vase by the plant roots (poor thing had no where to swim). The water was filthy, it looks like kids had been putting toys and pencil shavings in there with him. It broke my heart! So I read up on Bettas (ive only owned 2 before and it was years ago) got some information and went out and purchased a 1.5 gallon tank, some silk plant and rocks, water conditioner and a few different types of food. Im not able to spend to much money right now so I tried to do the best that I could. I was going to save this little guy. To get to the point of my post (sorry its kinda long), I ended up getting the little guy out of there (yeah I guess I kind of tole him..but I had to), I put him in a plastic bag with his water and immediately went back to my apartment with him to get him into his new home.
I put him in his new home and he is doing great! I think he really likes his space, I know he loves his food and he's very active and even "plays" with me, I make sure to give him attention maybe a little more than I should! :)
Anyhow, since the first time I seen him I noticed his color was terrible, and I figured it was because of his living conditions. Since Ive moved him I have noticed a difference in his color (he's blue and red). He's starting to look more vibrant but not fully and Im concerned. Could he have a disease or be sick? His fins are not ripped, and I see his reddish color to them and blue at the tips, but they are nothing like I know they should be. His large back fin kind of droops, but is still pretty full. They are kind of clear with an almost brownish tint to them. Im worried and really want him to be ok. Other than his color he seems to be doing great. If there are any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them and I know my little guy ( i named him buddy) would appreciate it as well!! Thanks so much!