Junior is still a baby and he has stress stripes still, ever since I got him. They don't get worse and they don't get better ( no matter what). He's in a 10 gallon tank alone, heavily planted, cycled tank. Water temp is between 80-82 (depending on if I have my window open or not). I feed him twice daily, pellets in morning and betta flakes at night. (2 pellets AM and a couple of tiny flakes). Levels are fine (0 ammonia, no nitrites or nitrates). I have a heater and filter and the plants are thriving. I do water changes once a week (about 30%)
He has no tankmates. He seems fine and happy and hyper most times (except when I wake him up lol)
Is it b/c he's a baby? or is he stressed?
***He WAS in a 2.5 gallon that always was at least .25 ammonia no matter WHAT I did so I know that probably stressed him out but why is he STILL stressed ? (Or IS he?)