Okay, so a friend of mine decided recently started looking in getting a betta fish so I read up and gave him as much advice as I could. Today, I discovered that this pet wasn't going to be at home at all-- but in his locker at school. He showed me him today, the betta is in a .5 gallon tank in his locker, backlit by a battery operated light he picked up at Home Depot. Unfortunately, the tank is not cycled, and he bought that bottled betta water which (IMO
) is just a waste of money. I inspected the fish (he named him Nicodemus II) and he shows no sign of fin rot or ich, and shows sign of being a real beauty (reds, blues, and purples). I'm really worried the fish won't survive this lifestyle (I love my friend but somehow I don't feel he's the responsible type), so any advice i could pass along to my friend would be appreciative.
I'll post photos of his setup on Monday.