Totally new to the forum and very new to bettas (or any fish for that matter). Our boys were given the Back to the Roots Aquafarm
tank by a close family friend for xmas and we just recently got it up and running -- about a week ago.
After just one week, we've noticed a lot of (we think) feces accumulating at the bottom. I'm going to include pics -- hope nobody finds this offensive.
First, some key details:
It's a 3-gallon tank. So far, we don't have a heater, but we're getting one. The room is usually about 68-70 degrees. This tank doesn't have a filter, but has an air pump that forces water up into the plant area, which is then "filtered" by the plants and returned to the tank.
The only tank-mate our betta has is a very small snail to help keep the tank surfaces clean.
I'll have to double-check the food type we're feeding him, but it's what came with the tank.
We haven't tested the water, but we used the water conditioner that came with the tank.
Since we got our betta, his appearance seems to have actually improved, so we're not too concerned, but it just seems like a lot of poop!
OK, here are the pics:
Sorry for the blurry pic of the betta. I'll have to fix that.