We recently purchased our first fish, Rouge a lovely turquoise and red male Betta. He is yet to eat anything and it has been three days since he moved into his Baby Biorb.
I/we think something is wrong, but we would also like to take this opportunity for the more experienced fish owners to stop us making any unnecessary mistakes.
He seems very lethargic, he doesn't really do a great deal of 'swimming', he tends to laze around the top. Every time he ties to swim he just floats back to the top.
What size is your tank? 4 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? Room Temperature
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? N/A
Is your tank heated? N
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? TetraMin (Recommended by the sales assistant)
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, 7pm to be exact.
How often do you perform a water change? Scheduled for once every two weeks.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat+ & Stress Zyme+
While it may sound a like a silly question, I would just like to know if it normal that he seems to do so little? He seemed more active when he was in his 'match box' size aquarium at the pet shop.
Apart from this I would like to know what I am doing wrong? Is there something I could be doing to make his adaptation easier?