I would appreciate any help you can give me. As a new betta owner, I relied on the recommendations of Petsmart whee we bought our male.
He was a beautiful, wonderful, personality laded fish. He was healthy for about 2 months. Then one day, he seemed lethargic with droopy fins.
The next day, he wouldn't move and a helf a day later he died.
We fed him pellets and now I come to my question. We purchased Aqueon Betta Treat upon the recommendation of the sales person. This product was filled with chaff like substance and we were careful to pick out what looked like whole dried worms. He loved them. But, could they have killed him. He was in a very large tank and everything seemed good.
Our female seemed to go into depression and became mopey when he disappeared from her view. Adjoining tanks. Then we thought she was going to die too. Not wanting to see her suffer, I thought about putting her down, but lo and behold she rallied a bit, then ate a pellet and is now fully recovered. She came from a different source and was never in the water with the male. Reading that a tiny bit of pea would help. We tried that after she rallyed. We've been feeding her pellets and an occasional pea. Is it OK to feed her an occasional dried blood worm?
Last question: Do these fish ever play? Tonight she caught the pea bit on the end of her nose and she would swim, drop it, chase it, pick it up and go all over her tank doing that. It really looked like she was playng. Is that possible? Thanks for any help you can give to a new betta owner. Nan