I think I'm having a lot of typical noob anxiety (more than usual since it's my daughter's fish.)
Bubblegum 'rests' a lot more than fish I'm used to, which is disconcerting. His fins are also dropping most of the time, but I realize it's the normal state of things and that they're probably pretty agitated in the LPS sitting in cups surrounded by other bettas.
My daughter saw him blowing bubbles the other day which I take as a good sign that he is becoming increasingly comfortable in his new home. I think the current of the filter probably broke the nest up by the time I went to look for it.
hehe it's normal to worry
The fins, are the usual droopy fins of veil tail (most common) betta. Some bettas also tend to "rest" because they are tired, lazy, etc I've had a lazy betta o_O If the temperature of the water is lower than 77, try raising it (you have a heater right?) if you can to maybe 78.
Not a silly question only silly question, is a question unasked. It is normal for him to swim that way, when there is a filter on. Seeing my Dally who has no filter swim, vs Shadow who has a filter, Shadow tends to tip his nose up a little, and even swims forward with little spurts (though the filter is on low).
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
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