I got my new betta a week ago and named him Bloo. The first few days, he was living in a jelly bean jar (while waiting for his new home to arrive). Two days ago, I moved him into a 1 gallon tank with some aquarium gravel and a cave. Yesterday , when I came to feed him, he didn't eat. I came to the conclusion that he still needed to be acclimated into his new home. So I tried feeding him this morning, but he still didn't eat. Rather than coming up to the side of the tank to greet me, he hid in his cave like he was scared. When Bloo finally came out, he stared at the flakes and swam back into his cave.
What size is your tank? One gallon
What temperature is your tank? Room temperature, 74-78F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Open Top (but water levels not close to the edge so he doesn't jump)
Is your tank heated? No, since my room temps are always quite high.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? He's alone.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Bettamin Tropical Medley and Top Fin Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp every other day.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day.
How often do you perform a water change? 25% water changes once a day (a few hours after I feed Bloo to clean out his poop)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Just tap water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Haven't tested.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Still the same.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seems stressed, darts when I come close to the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Two days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I read about stress relief so I kept him into an isolated room with dim lighting.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, seems to be full grown (2 inches)