Hello, my name is Courtney and I could really have used help awhile ago, I feel like I fail at owning a fish after browsing around the internet.
This is my betta, I've had him a few months now and obviously I could be doing better, so I am here to learn how to change that, please embrace and do not attack.
He is currently living in a 1.5 gal tank and I have been feeding him topfin freeze dried bloodworms. He doesn't even acknowledge the pellet balls as a food form and that goes the same for flakes. I quit trying to feed him those as he just looked at them and watched them float to the bottom over an hour or so.. but he loves the bloodworms.
Normally I have been changing the water about every week and a half or so since its a larger tank but there isn't a filter on it (I have no idea where to even start on those) but I assumed I didn't need one since its just a 1.5 gal and I heard it was bad to have water flowing. I really need to change the water (I know) its been about 2 weeks.
I'm willing to buy and maintain a larger tank but I don't know the first thing about fish really, we bought him at a Meijer because he looked so dreadful and now I feel like a jerk because I feel his condtion is just as dreadful. :(
Here are three pictures of him, if anyone can tell me if he is suffering from fin rot? or anything else so I know where to start I would appreciate it. He was NOT a full tailed "fanny" when we bought him like the others were he was close to his self now but I think he has dulled.
Please, any and all constructive advice is sincerely appreciated and anyone who can walk me through proper water changes will be his and my hero. I try my best to go by tocuh that it isn't too warm or cold, and I am curious if I should buy a water heater, do they make them for a tank that small? Also what is the best thing to use to make the water less harsh? I am just using out tap water at the moment.
I know I have fish idiot written all over me but I am trying to change this!