I haven't been here in a while because all was moving along pretty well, but I think I need some advice.
Yesterday my daughter and I bought 2 new bettas to keep us company. We intentionally bought the rattiest betta we could, because we figured nobody else would, and maybe we could give him some quality of life here.
George has very little color. He is kind of pinkish-brown, and his tail looks like it's been through a lot. He's very small and a little skittish. He stays mostly towards the top of the tank with his sad little tail all fanned out.
He is living in a 2.5 gallon tank with a gentle filter, thermometer, ammonia meter, heater, and some decorations. I have pellets and dried bloodworms to feed him.
I have two questions, actually. What can I do to optimize his chances of survival? I've already dechlorinated the water and added some Stress Coat before I put him in.. Is there anything else I can do to support him?
My other question is, how can I lower the temperature of the tanks, I have 2 tanks and they are running about 90 degrees. I've unplugged the heaters, but it's still very warm in the tanks. What can I do?
Please help! We want George and Ringo to have long, wonderful lives!