Lily Posted October 1, 2022 Share Posted October 1, 2022 Hello! My name is Lily, my friend just moved and out of nowhere left me his two Betta fish. A male and a female, both in a glass bowl without anything else. I have never had fish and do not know what to do, I realized the female was clearly being attacked by the male so after reading some web pages I moved her to another bowl and bought them some stuff for their bowls. It have been 4 days since my friend left them with me. Now, I am worried for their health, they do not look like the colorful and healthy Bettas in pictures. Can you please give me your thoughts? The female is the red one, I named her Lady, she have almost no fins. The male is the yellow one, I named him Boy, and his fins look weak. The thumbnail picture is from the day my friend gave them to me, I do not know for how long he had them or anything. I have no tank, my friend had them both in a bowl and I do not own a tank (or any fish related stuff). Right now they are both in separate bowls with water (I used tap water and pour Seachem Prime as instructed). I bought them some Catappa Indian Almond Leaves (I read it is good for their health) and put one in each bowl. After putting them in different bowls they started acting normal and have show their personalities, the food my friend left me is Aqueon Betta Food Pellets, they eat them happily. I also bought API aquarium salt but haven’t use it because I am not sure how and I am scare to make it worst. I also bought some API Bettafix but haven’t use it either, because I don’t know what they have or what is better. (For what I read it is really easy to make things worst and they can die, I really do not want to mess it up) Can you please check their pictures? Please tell me if they look sick to you, if so, do you know what it might be? How can I heal them? Should I use the salt and how exactly? Or should I do something else? Or should I do nothing? Please HELP! Thank you P.d: Now I want to keep the fish and give them a nice life. After reading a lot of web pages this last few days (and finding this forum), I have been preparing to get them a 5 gallon tank each but it takes a lot and is still in the process, I will do another post with that topic later, for now, please help me with the concern I wrote above (their health is what worries me the most right now) THANK YOU!! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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