I just got my first Beta Fish. The lady at Petsmart made it sound like you take him home put him in a small tank feed him every day and he will thrive. In reality I got online after buying him and read that is NOT the case! Anyways the second day I had him I felt bad for him so I went out and got him a 29 Gallon tank with castles, plants, a heater and filter and amg... Everything I could find for him... Thermometers. I've tried my best to keep him healthy and happy and it's literally been a week now and hes got black tips on all his fins. One of his front two fins is deteriorating. When I saw this I freaked out and got online and read about Fin Rot. I read it's a possiblity he does not have it, but I want to make 100% sure. Does it sound like Fin Rot?
The worst part is, I have no idea how he got it if thats the case. I got him a filter and I do 25% Water changes every couple of days. I figured he would be doing great after only a week. It is a new tank, maybe thats it? I rinsed everything thoroughly before I filled the tank with distilled water. Another thing... He seems perfectly happy. He swims around really fast and wrestles himself in the mirrors... He eats fine... I don't get it. I've never had a fishy before.
Please help me save gizmo! I love him!