I'm a new fish owner and i need some help.
So i have 1 betta fish and he is new. We brought home home from Petland about 6 days ago and got him set up. He is in a heated 5 gallon tank, had lots of weeds and a cave to hide in but he has developed fin rot.
We also tested his water levels and found HIGH levels of nitrate.We have two theroys on how he got fin rot.
A; he had since we got him from the store. Or
B; It is the high nitrate levels.
So we went over to Petsmart and asked about how to deal with it. The assistant asked how much food we are giving him and we told her that we fed him 2 times a day Once with betta flakes and once with frozen bloodworms. She disagreed completely. She said they should be fed once a week but i don't think i can watch the poor guy starve. I need some advice on how to deal with the fin rot (wich we bought meds for) and his feeding schedule.
Please help! FishyFriend1