Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
Its hard to tell by the pic-but some of the darken areas look like normal pigment, however, since you have him in treatment already-I would go ahead and do a full 10 day treatment and this will give him time to acclimate and get some new growth on the fins.....lovely fella...nice find.....
Thank you! I'll continue the treatment, but will be moving him into a heated tank this afternoon. I meant to mention that it looked like his fins were dissolving in a few places; I know it's really hard to see in those pictures with the yucky blue water.
Originally Posted by EverythingNice55
What I suggest is you take your betta out of the Petsmart cup because it kind of looks filthy. And bettas don't belong in a dark room, they need sunlight. They NEED it. I learned that the hard way. :(
I did that already (see my second post above) :)
It is my understanding (which has been backed up by people more knowledgeable than I am) that keeping bettas in darkened and quiet rooms help them de-stress.
As Meringue seems to be a delicate and skittish fella, I opted to keep him quiet for a few hours until I could decide what to do with him :)
He's currently in his hospital tank in the main room now with a towel blocking the light on one side. I'll be moving him to more luxurious accommodations soon.