This is the before and after picture of one of my fish.
The picture of the tank is from the first time I tried to set them up and resulted with couldy water and lethargic fish. After having the help of the lovely Ms. Fish lady I was able to cycle my 20 gal, so I could divide it into three sections. Unfortunately I made my own dividers out of a pliable plastic mesh material and had about two or three inches of it folded underneath the gravel thinking that they wouldn't be able to get out of their sections this way. I was wrong...:(
The fish you see above was the loser I'm guessing. The other fish's fins seem to be doing ok for the most part slightly torn and missing a half of his bottom fin.
The fish above is now in a hospital tank. The other is back in the 20 gal. Neither of them will eat. The one in the hospital tank had betta fix and salt, heated, no gravel but a few silk plants, no filter, I didn't want to bother is with the current. I plan on doing 50% water changes twice a day. And I only put about 6 inches of water in there, my guess is that there is a gallon and a half to two gallons of water in that tank. Water parameters are normal for both tanks, no amonia, ph is a 7.4, a bit high, but that's normal for them. Nitrate is at 20 in the 20 gal and 0 in the hospital tank. No nitrites. also, all decorations are silk plants, or hide away huts. I will be getting duck weed in this week though. :)
Is there anything else I should be doing?
thanks a bunch