Due to health concerns, I am out of work and alone most days. I wanted a companion that was quiet, friendly, and easy to care for. Ive had small animals in the past, and I went to Petco to check them out and wound up buying my fish. The betta display caught my eye, and when I saw that they had babies, I just had to take one home and raise it. It was so tiny and I knew it would not survive long in the store. I also liked the idea of being surprised by how it turns out.
I put Shark in a .5 gallon tank to grow. One month later it has doubled in size but still so much smaller than the fish they sell in the stores. I cant tell yet what colors or tail it will have, or if it is male or female. Im seeing some red and blue in the fins.
Today I bought a 3 gallon tank and when I made the switch Shark lost all color and seemed unhappy for a while. Then it kept bumping into the walls on purpose, but I dont know if it was seeing its reflection. Now it is swimming around the tank but not as energetically as before. The color has not returned. It didnt eat lunch either.
Is Shark just acclimating to its new home? Can anyone tell what type it is or the gender?
Image 1: Shark's first day
Image 2: Shark today, 30 days later
Image 3: Shark in the new tank