So I live in the middle of no where and we use a well to get our water. We're not on city water. Since last weekend, our well has been having electrical issues and we have no water here at the house. The well probably won't be fixed until this weekend, if not later. My step-dad is leaving town for work and won't be able to fix it until he gets back. I'm currently snowed in at home or I would just take him, his heater and my critter keeper to work where I can change his water as needed. My question is this: I know it is bad to use bottled water long term, but would it be okay as a temporary solution until the well gets fixed?
What size is your tank? --- 10 gal (filled half way)
What temperature is your tank? --- about 80*F
Does your tank have a filter? --- yes (small Tom's Internal)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? --- no
Is your tank heated? --- yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? --- none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? --- pellets & FD bloodworms as a treat
How often do you feed your betta fish? --- once in the morning, once at night.
How often do you perform a water change? --- once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? --- a little less than half. About 2 gals of the 5-6 in the tank.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? --- dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? --- It hasn't.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? --- It hasn't...yet.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? --- n/a
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? --- n/a
Does your fish have any history of being ill? --- Nope.
How old is your fish (approximately)? --- Not sure. I've had him for about 4 months.