Originally Posted by baylee767
O lol. Your friend that you mentioned in the other post probably has conditioner (those 'chemicals') if they own Bettas. If they do you could ask to borrow some /= With conditioner, tap water is usally just fine. It's what I use, at least, and my Bettas are healthy. I've also seen in reccomended by other members.
Now the faded looking colors make sense ;) I bet that if he's plenty active in the vase he'll be VERY active in a larger tank! Can't wait to see pics of his tank when you get it!
... it's just like when my Oldest brother got his own dog with his Girl Friend (Now Wife, and my Sister N Law haha) Was a FREE puppy and then it within a month contracted a deadly disease that cost my brother several hundred to treat, then a month later Turbo (The dog) got out and was lost for a week, must have gotten hit since he had a broken leg and brother had to shell out another thousand or so to give Turbo Surgery.
Turbo is 7 now and fine...
But just saying the bad luck must run in the family, I get a fish and it has a Disease which could be the sign of a DEADLY disease. I want to go out RIGHT now and get Spring water for him to do a full change but it's freezing out and the nearest store that would have it is miles away (No Car yet) and it's 2:30am (I sleep... on the weekends @_@).
As for my friend she USED to care for Betta's, her poor 'Fred' a Spectacularly Bright Red Veiled... or Spade (Sorta in the middle) is constricted to a almost just 3inch water level bowl about probably 1/4th the size of Drax's vase. She has no chemicals either.
Don't yell! I've only had him for a day! >_< He'll get treatment as soon as I can get him it! Realistically though... his eye doesn't really look so much swollen as it does... just sticking out it just looks big because it sorta has an angle to it when you see if from the other side. Straight on looking at it (Looking at his right side) you don't even notice it. Maybe he honestly just has a messed up eye? Because I looked at some pics and those eyes look swelled when his just ... sticks out *Sweats* I don't want to have another panic attack like last night with the chilled air.
......................... *Sighs* I'm so busy tomorrow but around 3pm I'll try to get one of my friends to go on a store run with me to get some water for him... if I can convince my friend to go to Walmart I'll get some (I did look up the medicine for Popeye, the name just escapes me at the moment...) http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm
She knows her stuff!