Originally Posted by callistra
He's already a lot less clamped I see :) I do see a little beard now maybe, but you just moved him so I wouldn't worry too much about it. He's had a lot of changes recently.
However, I have noticed your betta's mouth never seems to close.. is it always open like that? That's different.. I would almost say it looks a little swollen.. what does someone else think?
I would try to get him a couple silk plants and a little place to hide like a cave or some kind of decor is smooth and wouldn't snag his fins. Even a ceramic mug (I wouldn't use plastic or metal) placed on its side would work (make sure it's never touched chems or soap or stained with coffee). Betta's like to feel protected and not exposed and that can also lead to stress. Leaving the bottom bare is fine, imho. It makes it easier to suck the poop off the bottom as you see it. Also make sure there are holes in that top for fresh air to get in.. I can't tell by the pics but it looks like the top may be fully covered.
I am going to buy him some plants when I get more money (got laid off).
I had to borrow money from my dad for his new tank.
Also, there is a square hole in the back of the lid that is open for the filter (not using it).
Should I put something over the hole? I dont want anything to get in the tank, or him to jump out.
Or should I just leave it open?