I desperately need some help/advice about my fish. I traveled home four hours with my fish, Pontus, on Friday. I transferred him into his tank with clean water right when I got home. The temperature was right and he acted completely normally. His appetite was fine; I even showed my mother how he will jump for his food.
I went into my room to see him just now, and he's acting really strangely. He wouldn't even look at me, or follow my finger. That's strange, because he's usually really excited to see me. Also, I tried to feed him but I could only get him to eat three of his usual six pellets (my brand is pretty small). He's a pig on normal days! Even worse, his color looks really dull.
Pontus just keeps swimming around the perimeter of his tank and seems to be eating the bubbles on top. I have no idea what is up with him. Do Betta fish have off days? Could it be the travel, even though he acted perfectly normal when I arrived at home?
My mother did prepare his water with a tablet water conditioner, not the usual droplet brand that I have at school. Should I go buy his normal type and change his water?
Sorry this is so long. I'm just freaking out! I really want him to be okay; he's my baby!