I haven't had fish since I was a kid, and about a week ago while at Craft Warehouse I decided to buy a betta for one of those fish/plant habitats. Afterwords, I decided that I didn't think it was fair to put him in a little vase with nothing but the roots of a plant and some glass marbles to keep him company. I got online, did my research and am now up to my eyeballs in betta products. I have the water conditioner, test strips, water renewal, two types of food (Hikari Betta Bio-Gold and freeze-dried bloodworms) and a heater. I just set up and transferred him to his new Eclipse 3 gal, (thanks to this forum I added a plastic bottle to slow the falling water and padded the intake with a piece of foam) and he seems to like it. The only thing that worries me is now that he's in a bigger environment I've noticed that his tail fins look transparent around the edges, and the tips of his ventral fins are either the same, or possibly white. Is this fin rot? Should I be rushing off to petco to get some aquarium salt? It's quite possible I'm just an overreacting new fish-momma, but I've grown attached to Tesla Nibbleton over the past few days, and I'll be dammned if I'm going to loose him.
From what I've read, I shouldn't turn on the light in his new home for at least a day so I doubt I'll be able to get a picture up of him till tomorrow.