Before I fed him today he was floating again, and now he is not, again. He had a water change today and he wasn't swimming around to check stuff out like usual. I also removed and cleaned the decor that was growing algae and I ended up not putting the rainbow cave back in the tank. I want to remove the coral cave as well when my live plants for my ten gallon grow in and I can transfer some silk plants to his tank. He seems to rest on the bottom a lot so I'd like more tall silk plants so it would be easier to find places near the surface.
He's just getting more lethargic. He's definitely not very old but I don't really expect him to reach the average life span. He's just super sensitive to everything. I keep seeing pet store bettas that I really want to take home, but his bad genetics have really put me off pet store bettas completely. I love him, but I know that he won't ever have a normal life. I wonder if this is what it's like to have a mentally handicapped child (okay, I know fish and children aren't near the same but I don't ever plan on actual kids so my bettas, cats, and my dog are like my children, and he's the most worrisome of all).
It just kind of sucks that he's one of the lucky ones and he can't really enjoy it to its fullest. (Lucky meaning he actually has a five gallon tank to himself, a heater, good quality food, access to meds, VitaChem, blah, blah...) At least he didn't go home with a clueless/careless owner who would give him a 1/2 gallon tank and never observe him closely enough to find out the reason he wasn't eating was because he was blind.. It even took me two weeks to figure that out. I'm almost sure many others would let him starve to death just thinking that he was a stupid picky eater.
Veyron Sprite Ayala
S.I.P. Okami, Bahari, Lotus, Mercy, Daihatsu, Ascari, Kuraokami, DaBaDee, Zenvo, & Stella <3