First off I would like to say I am new here, and new to owning the whole owning the Betta thing. I have sought help on another forum trying to keep my little girl alive but only thing they harped about was getting her in a bigger aquarium. First off I want to say, yeah I know, but right now she has health issues. Not as bad as when I first got her. When she gets bigger I do have a 10 gallon with other fishies, but right now she's way smaller then my minnows.
When I first got her several weeks ago she was grey lifeless Veiltail and floating at the top of the tank. When you nudged her she’d curl into a tight S then roll and float again. Personally I did not think she would make it. Well after two days she began to swim with her front fins and roll from side to side if she wanted to speed up. It was taking about another week before she’d use her tail again; thus why I always kept her in smaller dishes. That and she is an itty bitty betta when compared to others sold. To shorten this up I started feeding her non pellet foods like blood worms, flakes, and Nori. At first she was very finicky at eating, and wasn’t pooping. Now she’s a garbage disposal. I’ve been a noticing a change in her appetite the more that she begins to get active. She wants to eat more I can feed her two tiny dried blood worms, three flakes of food, and a piece of nori in a day and she’ll still be looking for more (not all at once). Fed a dried blood worm soaked in garlic oil, yup she eats that to, and apparently it might be her favorite food.
The only clue at to what she might have been suffering from was starvation.
A week after I got her. Plenty of people have asked me if she is a betta, and yes she is a betta. Though her name is Kaoru because of this photo I do call her tadpole.
Her as of current, she seems to still have a crink in her tail. As to her size, well that's a betta temple from Petsmart and she's right next to it. She's gotten bigger.
So anyone can tell me more about what's going on with my little girl. And if I should feed her a tad more.