I have a betta that I rescued from a bum that wasn't taking proper care of him, and need some information about the right water conditions. I have been filtering tap water through a brita, raising the pH to about ~6.8, then adding a small amount of aquarium salt to it. However, I don't think this is enough.
I went to a pet store and picked up a slime coat & conditioner today, but I don't know what will happen if it is put into the filtered water. It has chemicals to take care of heavy metals and other toxins, but what happens if there are no metals in the water for the chemical to bind to?
Thanks for any help!