Hi guys, I've done some thorough reading on the site about basic Betta care. Yesterday I got an incredible Half Moon Betta, and put him in a 5 gallon tank with a few mild decorations.
I don't have a heater, but my house is usually around 78-80 degrees anyway. The water I used is from a 5 gallon primo jug from Harris Teeter, although the water I had him in last night was from the tap, with some added Betta conditioner/chlorine neutralizer.
He appears to be healthy, but I want to make sure I'm taking care of him adequately. My question is regarding his fins - I can't really determine if his fins are fine and look correct, or if certain areas are torn/unhealthy. What are the early signs to look for? And can tap water cause damage to a Betta fish without water conditioner for a short period of time?