Originally Posted by speeddemonbk
Actually they don't carry them and for the fish they'd fry them...we care for ours differently I guess. To each their own.
I just wanted to know what the algae looking stuff was, not temps and care. I'll just take it as nobody knows, which is ok. Thanks :)
The reason we are asking about this stuff is that an improper environment and poor care the betta is under often leads to illness, or may not help the fish improve.
Heaters are often needed unless the room temp is about 80 degrees. You can purchase adjustable heaters that have a thermostat, which means it will maintain the temperature it is set to- it will turn off once it reaches the set temp and turn back on when it needs heated again. I ordered mine online, on amazon.com, it's the via aqua adjustable.
This isn't much so an opinion, bettas are tropical fish who originate in hot and humid Thailand. Anything under 75* makes bettas more prone to sickness.
It's hard for us to say what is wrong without seeing it, and without knowing specifics on the situation.