Purchased today: This is my first rescue. Im not into rescueing much because I dont have the space or time but I really liked this guys personality and thought it would be nice to give a needy betta a good home :)
tank size: 2.5 gal
heater: 7.5w betta heater
AQ salt: no
conditioner: simple betta conditioner from petco
water: country tap from artesian well
plants: not yet
decor: 2 rocks and a terracota pot
Asside from being mildly underweight, clamped fins, fade and stress lines he seems fine.
-how many water changes and what percentage should I change? (not a cycled tank)
-does he need meds/aq salt?
-I have omega one and aqueon betta pellets, how often should I feed and how much?
-what causes fade/stress lines and clamped fins?
Concern: he keeps laying on his heater! will he get burned? I cant really take the heater out, it gets cold here.
If he lives long term I will deffinitely update his tank as time goes on, plants, substrate, filter et..I just want to get him better first before I invest plus it will be easier to keep clean without all the extras.
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