Ack, I should have seen this first. I didn't think about bringing water to be checked. I bought my new betta from a small pet store in town. They were actually in smaller containers there, but they all looked healthy and happy (one or two even had tiny bubble nests in their cups!) so I didn't feel too bad. My new fish looks pretty healthy to me. The only thing I noticed after bringing him home is that the edges of his fins are a bit pale, but as his body is a light color I'm not sure if it's just his natural coloring. Hopefully nothing is wrong. He's very happy and even if he's being picky about food so far, he's already made a bubble nest. I do have BettaSafe which I put in the water, since I'm just using tap water, so hopefully that will be enough?
going to try to send betta fish care sheet to this person. mom told me this person has kept different fish, including bettas, for many years. *sigh of relief* it causes me to feel so much better knowing this. still will give them the sheet just for info. =)
Oh, in regards to the metal in the hammock. I can throw it out to the rest of the mod team but I know we have a problem with too many stickies already. We're in the process of trying to organize the stickies so once that is done, maybe we can add one about the metal. :)
don't want to bother you. =) right after i sent you a profile msge thought of posting a thread. so......
hmmm......other bettas are doing okay and are relatively happy. rehoming them. keeping the one guy recovering from fin rot long term. i'd take a pic of him and give an update.
although, reaggrivated injured ankle/back. work injury so am on disability. not walking around, doing any lifting, or driving right now since last week. it's quite an adventure, lol!
fish who i'll call fantasia (name him after 'fantasia') is currently in 5gal. no bueno, lol! my other tanks are at mom's place so will ask her to bring a smaller tank to keep him in while i'm recuperating. will keep him in bathroom and do water changes on bathroom counter by sink while i sit on a stool. hoping this plan will work out. =)
hope you're having a great beginning of the week! =)
i'm rehoming other bettas to mom's neighbor who has pet fish (but don't know about bettas). so, am thinking of typing together a betta care sheet. i'm thinking of using some info from the sticky general betta fish care and faq from betta fish care section and add a few recommendations for a few fish products in there. although, its pretty long so don't want to overwhelm this individual, lol. going to make it more brief, easy to read, and as accurate i can according to my knowledge. thinking of using the type of layout from a betta care sheet at petco.com. some of their info is innacurate (grrr), although i'll just use the lay out. i msged sakura8 to see if its okay to use info from a sticky here as long as i include where and who info is from. don't want to take someone's work and want to give them full credit.