Hi. I have two bettas that are separated. I've had them for just over a month and I've fallen love (I'm sure you all know how that works). Louie was fine when I left for work this morning. When I got home 10 hours later, he is not looking like himself. He is normally a deep red color, body so deep in color that sometimes it looks black. This evening most of his body is looking greyish. His face is almost light gray. I can actually see his eyes, where I really couldn't before. The lower section of his tail is looking 'separated' not really ragged, but not as 'flowy" and pretty as it did this morning or last night.
I've read so much stuff that I'm getting Betta Disease-itis...
I fed him and he ate like usual, gobbling his pellets. He has always been very active and jerks frequently, but it subsides. Tonight he is jerking more than normal and staying close to the glass.
He is in a 1 gal tank. I keep them under a lamp during the day and a 'moon light' during the night. (Today was warm so I did not turn on the lamp, but opened all the blinds for natural light.) Temp stays in the 78-80 degree range. I was going to change their water tonight. But now I am scared of stressing him or making it worse.
Sorry to be so wordy, but I am so worried. If anyone can shed some light on what this might be. Maybe it's something that is normal??? Please help!