I've been referring to this site ever since I started seriously thinking about getting my fish. Since I have the fish I finally took the plunge to actually register on the site... plus I could use some serious advice. My ultimate goal is eventually have a full community tank but only just convinced my Fiance to let me get one Betta (He said he hates them but he finally caved.... for the record now that the Betta is here he loves him more than he likes to admit). Anyhow so I got my Betta and I absolutely love him, his name is CW, short for Christopher Walken (Fiances choice), he's really active and seems to have a sweet curious personality. In short I fell in love with him more than I thought I would and since starting out in a 1.5 gallon unfiltered bowl he has been upgraded to planted 5 gallon heated, filtered tank which he seems really happy about
. Problem is now I am paranoid about making sure he has the best care. I've had him for about 3 weeks now and I have been diligent about water changes and checking his parameters and everything is always pretty good minus the nitrate is low. Poor guy ended up with Ich about 5 days after I got him so I treated with SuperIch cure and it did the trick but now he has fin rot and a tear in his fin
. I have him in his bowl again for QT and have been treating with aquarium salt and bettafix and it seemed like it was improving but now he has a tear. :S Sorry for the rant I know this is supposed to be an Intro but can you tell I'm a little worried. For all interested I am currently a full time education student and I also work in telecommunications. I have a wonderful lab named Baxter and now I hope to have a wonderful fish for a few if not many years to come!