I just got my Betta, Peter, the other night and I am already worried if he is sick...
First, the spot on him, at first when I was buying him I noted this little more white spot on him. I just laughed it off thinking it was just a more white spot of scales. But when I got back to my dorms and set up his half gallon tank. I noted that the spot does not look at all the same as the rest of his scales. The spot worries me. This is the best photo I can get of the spot on Peter.
Now the other thing that worries me (I maybe over panicking but may as well ask).
Peter is not eating. I have had one other Betta in the past, he was big time eater. I would feed him in the morning and that fish would rush up and eat it all quickly.
But Peter has made no movement or ate at all from the time I got him. Well, I think he has ate one time. When I feed him this morning, I let the food drop down, thinking he may pick one up. Then I noted one of the pellets were gone. I am hoping that Peter is just a 'floor eater' or something like that.
I have changed his water thinking its just too cold for him to eat. But Peter is really lively fishy. So I don't think that is the problem. Should I just go back to where I got him and find out what time they feed the Bettas and see that may help getting him to eat? Or getting other feeds and see if he likes that more? Right now I am feeding Hikari's Betta Bio-Gold Pellets, the same stuff that I feed my first Betta.
Thank in advance.