I am new to the forum but could use some advice. I received a female betta for my bday named Lulu, but she doesn't seem happy. I read the FAQs on here but I am not sure exactly what I am doing wrong or if I am over reacting.
Lulu looks healthy but she doesn't eat. I must have brought 3 different types of food and the only thing i've witnessed her eat was the dried blood worms i brought from petco and that was one time. she could be eating when i walk away to get the net to clean the left overs out but i highly doubt that.
I've only had her about 2 1/2 weeks and so far she has gotten a live plant in her tank, rocks that promote healthy bacteria, I use the betta conditioner water drops, her water is changed weekly (this week it was a 75% water change), no food is left to rot in the tank, the water is warm enough but she still doesn't do much of anything.
some days she swims around and seems ok. Ive caught her "relaxing" under the leaves of the plant in her tank. Other days she just stays at the bottom of the tank, just swimming around enough to get air and then return to the bottom of the tank (like today).
I tried Googling some pics of sick bettas to see if I am missing something but I don't see anything on her that would cause alarm, but then again I am new to betta ownership.
When I went to petco to read their guide they said bettas only need to be fed 3xs a week and made it seem that her non activeness was ok, but on sites like this her non-activeness is a red flag.
I am going to post a pic of her to see if someone can spot illness, but I am lost at what to do.
Thanks for your help!