I did something that made my husband's head shake. I came home with 2 new bettas this evening. I couldn't leave them there. They had the worst cups I had ever seen. I wanted to talk to the manager, but I know they were avoiding me so now I will be writing a letter. Anyway, both cups water was yellow/green color and had green stuff growing all in them. They are super skinny and looked as though they could not close their gills.
I checked the ammonia in their cup while the water temp was adjusting to put them in clean water (used Aqua Safe) and the reading was 6.0 in both. I put them in the new water and they seem to be moving a bit more now but still don't seem to be able to put their gills completely down. Maybe it's just where they are so skinny it makes them look like they are sticking out? Is there anything else I can do or is just keeping the water clean and warm enough for now? I have only ever nursed a sick betta once and the water wasn't this bad, so I'm in new territory. And if they do make it, could someone please recommend where I might find decent sized Kritter Keepers that are cheap? I didn't like the size of the ones at walmart. I have them in a one gallon for the male crowntail, and about 1/2 gallon for the baby female. I really want to put them in something bigger, but need it to be as inexpensive as possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I really want them to make it.