i'm not exactly sure how this site works, because i'm new to it; but i have some questions about my betta..i'm not sure if he's sick or just being himself!
i recently bought a betta fish (about a week ago), and for the first three days he was in a classic bowl (your typical fish bowl, not sure if i can explain any better) with rocks. i felt this was too small for him, so my mom took me out to get a bigger tank with more decorations and a filter. we put some plants along with three bigger rocks, and the smaller rocks. there was originally a filter attached, but he was afraid of it, so i took it out. ever since, he's been mellow, and causally swimming around. OH and note that ever since I moved him into the new tank he was a bit pale, but he's back to being vivid now!! ANYWAYS, about an hour ago I saw he was swimming around RAPIDLY towards the top of the tank, this is uncommon because I usually see him at the bottom of the tank. i check his fins, coloring, made sure he doesn't have any lumps or anything scary like that. i was just curious if he was sick because he's swimming so rapidly so randomly. he's still a young fish...for the last hour he's been switching from swimming fast to how he's been usually swimming. SORRY FOR THE LONG POST! i'm just worried and paranoid as a new fish owner :)
again, i don't understand how to utilize this website, so my apologies for an inconvenience !!