Chili passed away from a bad fungal infection. I couldn't get it under control. I've decided to not buy Bettas from my job anymore. A lot of them end up with fungal infections and ick, not because they don't do water changes often (my job does them every other day) it's because they use the feeder tanks for the water.
The feeders always come in sick, and they run on their own separate filter system from the rest of the tanks. The not so bright people in that department change the Betta cups with water from a tank with a bunch of sick fish in it. The feeders get bought and eaten before the sickness is apparent, and the Bettas get more and more sick as time goes on in their cups from being exposed to it. I've brought it up with management since his death but the department hasn't done anything differently.
I'm strictly going to the Petco near me and Pet Kraze from now on for my Bettas. They have very nice stock anyway, much nicer than any PetSmart.
Ace has been slowing down a bit recently. Two days ago he was very lethargic and not eating. His parameters were fine but I did a 50% water change and he perked up and started eating again. It might be the tumor on his side, it looks like it's not very big but it might be bigger internally. He's also starting to get some minor diamond eye on his left side. He can still see fine as of right now.
I don't think he likes his little Nerite friend..
I did get a baby from Petco for the first time in forever. His name is Anchovy.
And some bonus pics of my beautiful fat girl, Napkin.
It's crazy to think she used to look like this