I've only had him for about 2 week and I started noticing a change in his behavior. This past Sat. I saw him almost floating on the surface. His fins are hugging his sides and he is breathing very slowly. His colors are on the pale side and that evening I had changed his water. I used warm water to clean the rocks but I later found out (once he was sick) that you aren't supposed to change his water 100%. So I put him in a little wine glass while his new water settled. I use Betta Plus for the bowl conditioner. Then after 12 hrs, I put him inside and he was back to normal! Well yesterday I noticed he was feeling a little blue around the gills again...I haven't washed his bowl since. And the guy at the pet store seemed to know a lot about bettas and he said this is more than enough for him. But I'm thinking that maybe he can't survive 2 liter 1/2 gal. tank.
I've been reading about Bettas and I've read that they should be in at least 2 gallon to 5 gallon tanks. I wish that guy at the pet store told me that! Because the same price for this stupid little bowl was the same price for a 10 gal tank!
I'm just really bummed because I really come to love my little fish but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It's not cold here at all! So it can't be that he needs a heater.
Can somebody please help? He's not eating either...And he has these weird white bubbles on his body. I haven't tried to brush them off because I'm scared that my finger might hurt him or something.