I am new to Bettas (all fish actually). I got a Betta for my son last week. He is in a 5 gal aquarium with a heater and a filter. Temperature is at 80. I used Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner when I put his tank together friday night. There are two live plants and a moss ball. Gravel on the bottom and he has a hide (piece of wood/cave-ish thingy).
Is this a good set up? Do I need anything else in there?
How often do I need to do water changes and what percentage? (I have not done any yet).
I have the Top Fin Conditioner, API Stress Coat, and Bacter Vital. Which should I be using?
The Betta (Nemo) seems happy with the tank size, although I question wether or not he may have fin rot? I will try to get some pictures for opinions on that. They seem jagged and clumpy on the ends, if that makes sense.
I have not seen him flare (is this normal?). Also, is he a veil tail?
Any other advise you would like to pass along to me? He came from a local fish only store.
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