So today my friend gave me a 10 gallon tank under the condition that I help her move some fish she wanted to keep, clean it out, ect. She was downsizing, and since there's already a betta in her main tank, I get a new little friend with my 10 gallon.
She was keeping him with a pair mollies, a rubber lip pleco, two kissing fish, and some seethrough things she said were catfish? They were very long and you could see the entire skeletion, the rest was see-through.
Anyway, she has a filter and heater for the tank, and she was feeding algae pellets, tropical fish flakes and freezedried brineshrimp cubes to the fish-- and there was enough food in there that the water was a bit cloudy. There were a couple live plants-- she's actually given me some to take home.
The betta I'm taking has a light splotch on a large portion of one side of him. It looks very white compaired to the rest of his scalings-- much more contrast than shows in the photos. She claims that he was light like that all around wen she first got him, and I was just wondering if it means anything.
That's the side, I'm sure you can see the bit of fading. Anyway, I guess now I'm going to be dividing my new filtered, heated 10 gallon between him and my other two bettas-- and I was wonders what steps I ought to take to make sure I don't like.... give my other two any diseases. This is sort of my first time working with fish, and I went from one gift betta to two, and now this third guy or he'd be flushed. :C I just want to make sure this isn't anything serious, and that I won't hurt my other fish by having them share water.
Thanks in advance for any advice-- so far since joining I've got a lot of good input. C:
This is the other side of him, for anyone who's curious. He's stuck in a jar with plants for a couple hours until he gets back to my house. :C