Hey guys. I'm Kyle. I've always wanted a betta, and about a week ago I just said screw it I'm getting one. When I first got him (Royal Blue Veiltail) the only thing I had for him was a 2 gallon bowl my dad used to keep albino african frogs in. After about three days he started to get ammonia burns and begin molting his blue coloring, I presume out of stress of the water quality. He also started biting his tail.
Then two days ago my girlfriend's dad gave me a 3-5 gallon tank (not sure) with a filter, a lamp and a castle thing along with a silken plant. After I set everything up I put him in (floating him to acclimate to the temperature). I set the filter up with a charcoal deposit to filter out the ammonia and behind the left castle I have a moss ball.
I'd like you guys to rate my new set up and give me ANYTHING I can use to make it better for him. Please don't include any of the below things, as I already know them:
- Bigger Tanks
- Water Changes (I do them)
I only have what I got and I'm trying to give him the best. Yes, I know I should have waited to get a better set up, but I didn't and now it's either use this stuff or flush him/give him to someone else who probably doesn't know anything about betta care, and probably doesn't care enough to look. Both options I will not do, and are unacceptable.
Thanks :D Bettas for life!