This is where Fergie used to be. The bowl isn’t in the photo because I didn’t want to take photos of Fergison and get attached when it was extremely unlikely he’d survive. We didn’t know if the fin loss was the cause of self harm (easy enough fix) or some disease, so I tried not to get attached. Those are peppers, and I believe pickles in the photos. The peppers need to be HOT HOT HOT in order to produce, so it is a naturally tropical environment. Perfect for a betta on the mend.
He got 100% better pretty fast, I estimate he was in the green house 2-3 weeks. I fed him frozen foods at first, but there was something wrong with his jaw making it hard for him to open it all the way. My husband ordered a variety of different flake foods online. Everything from beef heart flakes to earthworm flakes. Fergie was able to eat these, and got kinda fat. Whoops.
The 29 gallon belonging to my old betta has too powerful of a current for him and his big ol’ fins, even with just a simple sponge filter on there. My husband suggested he get set loose in the pleco tank. There are only 2 plecos in there right now, so the place is basically deserted, and there’s no current. We put him in a temporary holding cell inside the tank so he could adjust to new water and new temps.
This is him chilling in a corner of the tank. He likes to hang by the heater or behind the filter. It looks like he prefers hanging down decorations to plants/logs/caves, so I’ll see about getting some lily pads or something to entertain him. In the mean time, I don’t have to do a billion water changes. Thank goodness!