Another long one, heh.
Okay, so while i was at work today, my mom went out and bought a couple more betta fish for her and my cousin because she thought they were pretty, even though i just got done attaining a couple of sick betta fish the other night. So now we have a 4 betta household. I knew the two i had originally rescued were sick seeing as how they had little to no finnage, but these guys look like they have issues too. And me being the uneducated owner that i am, am trying to figure out what's up with these guys. So i'm just a little irritated but i can't bring myself to return them to their tiny dirty cups or get mad at my mom, she knows even less about fish than i do. She thought the critter keepers were ideal homes *rolls eyes*
There's two, a dark bue veiltail (i think) named Sean, and a dark blue/mostly maroon veiltail named Rex. Shaun has very spiky incomplete looking fins and I'm not sure if it's fin rot or fin nipping, seeing as how before last night Ive never dealt with either condition. I know black edges is a sign of rot, but he's so dark i can't tell if there's black or not.
Rex looks a little healthier, but his fins are sort of raggedy and fraying slightly around the edges. Now, he has a few black spots around the edges, but i can't really tell if it's his coloring or if it's rot.
Both fish are lively, swimming around in their critter keepers she bought for them (i'm going to get two 5gal tanks w/accessories to divide, two fish to a tank, on friday). They're eating fine, don't seem to have any issues except for the aesthetics. But i'd like to know how i can help, if i can at all, before it gets to the point that they start to suffer.
Please don't be mean/rude, both me and now my mother are learning as we go along.
I circled the areas in the pictures that concern me, well the pictures of Rex anyways. Shaun's problem is pretty straight forward and easy to see. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.