i'm a betta freak, i won't even lie, so when my boyfriend decided to embrace this and buy me a new one -which quickly turned into HIS fish he tells me everyday- i was pretty excited! we picked out a royal blue with pale yellow and white VT, Volcom. (obviously his choice of name hehe). this being my fourth betta i knew how to acclimate him to new conditions and get him all fixed up and at first he didn't seem to be adjusting. a week or so passed and he still seemed shy and uncomfortable, but i know this can be normal for a betta in a new home.
it got unusual just yesterday: i did a 100% tank clean, scrubbed and rinsed everything - no soap don't worry- put him back in after all was well, and he started racing around his tank in circles! i thought 'oh he must be happy' but after i watched him longer i noticed he was swimming around all flared up! just an angry angry betta! now he only does it when he sees someone near his bowl! he's eating fine and there's a beautiful bubble nest he's just built overnight so i can't for the life of me figure it out. why is he so angry!!??!
------> also, no signs of fin biting or the pale lines they get when stressed. nothing physical is happening, what is going on!!!