Hi everyone! I just got my first betta since college (Francois) and I have a few questions this time around.
I decided he needed room to swim so I have a 10 gallon tank. I have a baffled filter which wasn't baffled very well and still pins him to the bottom so I've shut it off temporarily until I can fix it. The heater is keeping it at a nice, comfy 78 degrees Fahrenheit. I have one live plant and 2 small decorations in it (pictures attached).
My question is... he keeps hanging out by the filter with his mouth to the air. I know they take in oxygen from the air but is it normal for them to just stay there? He swims around a little but mostly from one end of the filter to the other. I realize I probably need to add more decorations so he has a place to hide... is this what's going on? He has only been in his new home for about 2 hours. Maybe he needs to get used to it?
Thanks for your help! :)