Hey everyone, so I just a new betta that's a bit skitish, when st the pet store. He had quite a stessful trip home with him flipping out when at the cash register sunlight hit his cup. This morning when I woke up, he had heavy breathing. So far I dont see much signs of ammonia poisoning or anything. I checked the temp it's fine. (26'c) And tried turning off filter and he seemed to be a bit more chill and breathing is a bit better. I already have the water bottle baffle. And after typing this message I'm going to stuff a sponge into the in take tube, and on the outtake waterfall part along with the water bottle baffle. I was wondering what else I can do if he still gets scared. (like he's scared of the sound it makes and not just bothered by the current) I'm not fully sure of what part he's scared of yet but I just want a list of stuff I can try so I feel more prepared and can stop being too paranoid.
(It's a five gallon tank, with aquaclear 20 filter with sponge insert, ammonia remover and biomax filter cartidges. He has a dark cave, spongebob pineapple house and two plants in the tank. I plan on getting a zoo med salvoa plant soon so he has a near surface resting area)
Thanks in advance for eveyone providing feedback