Hello everyone! It seems after a Skype chat with my partner and two betta enthusiasts, I too have been bitten by the betta love bug (along with my partner). We've both purchased a betta each.
I've just set up my first betta tank a couple hours ago (a small 1 gal with some rainbow gravel and decorative plastic rocks, and a fake plant) and have been worrying for my new halfmoon fish buddy Wesker already.
I got him at Petsmart two days ago and he's hardly eaten since. I figured it was due to the tiny cup he was housed in and that and am relieved that he's in his new tank and is very active and flaring. However, he's still not eating. I've tried two different brands of betta pellets and bloodworms, and none have worked so far.
I plan to buy a small heater and a thermometer hopefully tomorrow and suspect that warmer waters will make Wesker feel more at home, and that he'll soon be eating.
I've already read up on care and all that, and have put tank salts in his water to prevent fungus and know that the smaller tank will require more attention when it comes to cleaning. I'm hoping that the tear in his tail will heal up, too. He's had it since I bought him, but he seems healthy so I'm sure it's not fin rot.
Here are some photos of Wesker, and I'll get a photo of the entire tank up sometime as well: