I bought my first Betta fish (crowntail) about a month ago, and taking care of him has become a new hobby for me.
Since I am new to this, I just wanted to post everything I have been doing to take care of him and see if I am doing it right. I will post pictures soon to better show his living conditions, but until then I'll do my best with words.
Home: 2.5 gallon Bettawave tank
Food: Tetra Betta pellets, Freeze-Dried Bloodworms, and Bettamin
Heater: Keeps water at about 76-78 degrees (I keep my house cold 68 degrees, so I had to buy a heater for the tank)
Environment: 3 plants and 1 shipwreck
Medicine: Haven't had to buy any yet.
Water: I use tap water and condition it with Tetra Bettasafe.
Cleaning: I change about 1/4 of the water every week, and I have done a full water change twice (once because a decoration caused the water to change color).
I have a feeling I'm doing a lot wrong, but he seems to be happy and energetic.
I noticed the 2nd week I had him he hid in the shipwreck for a long time, and I think it was because the inside had an air pocket and he didn't need to come out. But now, he never hides and never goes inside it. Is that normal?
Thanks for any input.