The water is room temp about 70-75. From what I've read room temperature is fine for Bettas. The water is crystal clear and like I already said has a carbon filter on it. Its a 1.5g tank, which is a big upgrade from the little tiny split (2 betta) tank we had him in before.
Its a Tetra Whisper Acquarium 1.5g tank, looks like this one:
My wife bought the pleco and ghost shrimp, which she specifically asked about and the Walmart fish dude told her was okay for the betta but obviously Bob had a bad attitude.
Now, he's still alive but he has parts of his top fins hanging on by threads so I'm sure they'll fall off.
He's mostly laying down at the bottom but he'll swim around the tank if you tap the glass.
I'm not sure what I can really do for him at this point.
There's a gummy like sea plant thingy, where most of the shrimp hang out. There's also a cave where Bob sometimes goes in but usually the pleco sucks on the inside of the cave or on the back of the filter.
The way I see, there's plenty of room. I mean the Pleco just sits in one spot and sucks and the shrimp all hang out at the bottom so, he's still got the whole of the 1.5g tank pretty much.
The temperment thing was the real problem though. Wally world told my wife the Pleco would be cool. I was personally a little worried about adding the Pleco, I googled and found mixed reviews about Plecos and Bettas together. Some okay with them, some not.
At any rate, we have reciepts for both the Betta and the Plecos/Shrimp. So if Bob dies, Walmart will reimburse us under their store policy, especially since its basically they're fault, being as my wife knows nothing about fish and I've just been googling since she got the Betta.
I guess we'll have to either get a different fish than a Betta or get rid of everything but a Betta.
We'll see if Bob pulls through. It looks like the damage was just mostly to his top fins and a little on the rear but nothing to his actual body.