I am hoping to get another Betta this weekend. I took my first one to Oregon and had to leave him there to go back to school (I'm in Hawaii). He was very sick and as to my knowledge still won't eat (It's been about 6 weeks). I have done everything I could for him so I'm just going to let him live out the rest of his life as comfortable as I can instruct from the islands.
Anyways, I want to avoid having an ill Betta. There is a 20gal limit for my dorm and I'm at least getting a 10gal and dividing it for my roommate's Betta (It's in hardly a 1/2gal and I feel bad for him). I want him to have a nice tank so he'll be happy and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what to put in it that can fit a college budget. I have about $100 that I'm willing to spend (including the fish itself).
I don't want this fish to end up being unhealthy. So any advice or habitat advice would be great. Like should I use salt and conditioner? Things like that.
Also, I suspect my roommate's fish has some fin rot... Would he still be okay to be in a divided tank? She does not clean the small bowl everyday and is only using AquaSafe for the water and not really treating him. Despite him only being like a $10 fish I feel kinda bad that he is in that condition.
But yeah, any ideas? I want to keep my Betta as healthy as possible. Having a sick Betta is a tad depressing.