I am a glorified betta babysitter for a little sweetey that his mom has dubbed "Sprinkles". I feel he is more dignified than that so I either call him Mr. Sprinkles or "Handsome Man", because, face it, he's beautiful (and he knows it!)
I found your site in an effort to be the best bettasitter ever and now that I know more I feel horrible for Mr. Sprinkles. He has an itzy bitzy 2 litre (half gallon) cube with no filter or heater or anything. She left me with only flakes to feed him, but, since I ready your thread, I've started supplimenting with the bloodworms that I got as a treat for my goldies.
Since he's not my fish I can't really go out and buy him the set up he needs, but I don't know what to do. I had an extra plant that I put in for him. He seems to love it. Swims in an out. Hides sometimes. I do 1/2 water changes daily with warmed spring water, but the tank always seems dirty. And he only seems happy when I'm talking to him or when he has a bit of mirror time. (got to defend his measly half gallon from that handsome interloper!)
If I got a heater for my goldfish tank (goldies don't really mind heat if you heat the water slowly, or so it says on the goldfish care site that I was reading. it says it might cause them to spawn....) could I put him in there? or would it be too much for him and or them? (I have 4 goldfish in a 2 gallon tank with a bubble filtration system)
As a Betta foster mom, what can I do to make his 3 month stay with me better???
Here are some pictures
so you can better understand what I mean.