how to care for this betta
Someone gave a few of us at work betta fish as gifts.
(don't ask me why, I have no idea...) The fish are all separated.
First of all I have 5 cats at home!
Therefore, I explained I cannot take this beautiful creature home. So it now belongs to my office mate, which makes me still responsible for its care. (out of guilt or compassion or???)
I get upset everytime I see these fish in tiny bowls.
I do not have the time(or space) to set up a tank with a filter etc.
The fish is here at work in a medium size vase with 5 inches of water & some bamboo stalks(the person already put some fish food-flakes in)
My concern is the water seems cold to me??
I don't have a thermometer to check the temperature.
I called my boyfriend at home & asked him to go get the stuff to remove the chlorine from the water (before someone kills one of these little guys when changing the water)
And to see if he can get some frozen bloodworms or something good for bettas.
I am not getting any work done because I keep worrying about this little guy & the one in the next office over...
He is just sitting at the top of vase not very active.
I have him under the fluorescent light - it is at least 12 inches above the vase.
What happens over the weekend??
I don't know what to do.
I haven't had fish in over 20 years, I love them but I have my hands full with the 5 cats indoors & all the strays outside!
Any advice, help etc. would be greatly appreciated.