Hello all. Well I got a betta fish on monday from petsmart. I didnt notice at the time because of the blue water that two of his fins,that are in front but on the bottom,seemed to be curled up and have white on the ends. Also he does have a small hole in his top fins. Ive read some conflicting information on fin rot,so I am not sure what to believe. Some sites say the white/clear means regrowth of fins but others say the white is the beginning of fin rot. So which is it? Im so confused.
For a little information on his set up. He was in a 2.5 gallon tank for about 2 days,but I thought it was too small for him so I got a 5.5. Its all set up with an aquaclear filter on the lowest setting for flow,he also has a 25 watt heater. I do have a thermometer,I finally got his water up to 80 degrees. Its been hovering at 77 for a couple days now but i turned it up a bit as the temp gauge seems to be a wee bit off on the heater. Its a visi therm heater,or is it visti..I dont recall sorry. ive only tested his ammonia so far,I will test all the others soon as well.
Thanks for anyones help,I just want my lil fishy to be happy and healthy! Ive not had fish in about 15 years but then I didnt take care of them,my dad did so I really dont know much. I have read up on them though the past few days or so,I am learning!