I brought a male betta yesterday, from what I have seen so far I think it is a veil tail? I got him from petsense which is maybe a five min drive from my house. Once I got him home I set up his tank (1 gal until this weekend when I get a bigger one) I used spring water and let it set in my room for at least an hour so that it would be closer to the temperature of his water in the cup, then I put him in his new tank. Im not sure of the temp because I don't have a thermometer yet but I will get one this weekend.. In his tank I have a few shells that I rinsed off and placed in there. He always seems to try to hide behind that shell I haven't really seen him move much, unless I walk in my room and notice him swimming to hide back behind the shell. And when I go to feed him he doesn't gulp them up like all of my other ones did he just lets them float, but I notice in the morning that they are not there anymore and there is none on the bottom. It is the pellet king. Is this normal behavior for them when they first get their new home? He looks healthy to me but just seems shy I guess..