He's a veil tail! I'd guess either salamander or multicolor... but I'm not expert in colors. Most likely a multicolor red.
Not necessarily. It depends on his genetics, health, and environment. For example, I have a fairly healthy, but genetically poor VT who has exceptionally fragile fins. While his anal fin is long and flawy, his caudal fin is relatively short compared to the classic standard of a VT. (This most likely to him being a "pet shop" boy and not being properly cared for as a young fish + genetic predisposition). His fins tear easily and are very thin and short, but other than that he's perfectly healthy! There is a chance that he's a young fish and that they will grow with time, but if you got him from a local pet store chain its unlikely they will get much longer. Most fish in pet stores are pretty much developed when they're sold. Oh and his colors should brighten up too if he's healthy. My VT was pretty much just pink and red when we got him!Another question. I've seen pics of very long veil tails. Will his grow longer with age? since he looks very small so he may be young.
Yeah, getting him was completely unexpected so I had no time to prepare. His temp is usually around 75. I worry about him day and night and can't wait to set up the tank...I do not have a lid on his temporary bowl yet. Hm, any recommendations what I could put there for now? I'm so stressed about his well being. I love him to death.UGH who's idea was it to give out FISH as a party favor?! Fish are not candy, fish are not toys, fish are not decorations. They're living flipping animals. Geez. Thats almost as bad as a carnival goldfish. *mild rage* Especially not a betta... they're even MORE fragile than most fish! (But you know this.)
A heat lamp? Interesting. I've never heard of anyone using a heat lamp before x3 Not sure if that will be ok or not for the fish. Do you know what the temperature in the tank is at? Sometimes being a little too cold can leave their fins kinda clamped. Also make sure you have a lid or a cover or something on your tank.
He's a very pretty fish though, I wouldn't be surprised if you saw a little more of that lavender in him over time!
Good news, got the plants, gravel and a decoration today. He will be in his new tank by the end of the day.hm... well my heaters for up to 5 gallons are only 10 watts. Not sure if the wattage makes a difference. If you have temperature control for your heater that should help. I'd test it in a pitcher or something first, just to see what the temperature stabilizes at. You don't want to cook your fish x3 As long as the temperature doesn't get about about 83 or so you should be fine
Thanks! Glad I finally got him a home. Though my main concern so far is the current from the filter overpowers him when he gets near. It's the smallest of that brand of filter. Any way to lessen the current?Oo the tank looks good! I can't help you with the live plants though, I only have silks. If you're worried about the lights just leave them off. Having the lid on is more important. The plants and the fish will do fine in ambient light. None of my tanks have overhead lights and they'e just fine. He should like his new home
That helped a lot. Thanks! I have a aqueon quiet flow 10.Oh yes! You can make a baffle for the outflow. Also if you're concerned about the suction, I know you can buy/make sponge coverings for the intake part so that your fishes fins won't get caught in the suction. What kind of filter do you have?
Boop! DIY Baffle tutorial~ http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139
If you want more info on fixing up your filter I'd suggest posting in the "Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories" section here: http://www.bettafish.com/forumdisplay.php?f=101
For help with your live plants go here: http://www.bettafish.com/forumdisplay.php?f=147