Temperature: 77 F
I did say what i was feeding him in the first post.
Grammed food. I feed him 6-10 specks. Once a day. It's like little grains of sand really.
Here's the brand: Sera Bettagran
I haven't got pellets because they dont sell them in the store
, or any other store here. I do not live in the U.S. I have walked and travelled around the city and nothing. The scouting took me 3 whole days and I've been to every single pet store. Neither do they sell Epsom salts. Trying to buy them online.
Heat cannot go higher or lower, because I cannot adjust the heater, it is a pre-fixed heater, that will auto-regulate and keep the temperature steady.
Tank is 2,5 gallons. Unfiltered. Partial water changes with aged water every 3 days, full water changes once a week.
Blueberry pales at night, even looks stressed. During the day his colors are back. But not as bright as when I first got him.
With a night light he pales less, someone suggested he might be afraid of the dark
Nothing out of the ordinary, says hi when I come by, swims around actively.
I was worried I was overfeeding, maybe I'm a bit paranoid, but I do want to make sure everything is okay, I don't want to be shrugging something off because that is how many bettas succumb to worse conditions.
A simple note:
Even if I can't give it the biggest home, or the fanciest, I try my best to do everything in my power to keep my betta healthy and as happy as possible. I am willing to walk all over my city just to get what they need. Or try to find it at the very least.
I provide every ounce of attention I can, even take pictures of my betta's once a week to moniter any changes, or external injuries. I have a log where I keep in check the water changes and parameters as well as particular behaviours.
I change the decorations around the tank and move around ornaments once every 2 weeks or once a month (depends) to keep the betta's exploring and entertained.
I continue researching about betta care because one cannot simply know too much about anything, which is why I joined this forum to be curious, talk and ask anything related to betta care, hoping one day I will become experienced like many in here and provide help to others who are learning about the wonders of having a betta.
After all this work and more, I do feel terrible every time when someone mentions getting a bigger tank, I cannot afford a bigger one, simply because my life is not fully stable or predictable. But when is it?
Plus perhaps I can afford and have 1 five gallon in my room but not 2, and I have 2 bettas and I do not condone favoritism among my pets. Both are equally loved and cared for, and I think if one has a 5 gallon tank the other should as well.
Any bigger than 5 cannot be carried by me, I take the bus and subway and carrying a 10 gallon tank for example is impossible for me. On a 2 hour trip.
I do want my betta to be happy, hell if I could i'd buy it a POOL. But reality has a way of simply preventing me from doing all I would like to do for my pets. I just wanted to say this, I'm sorry for the rant.