Five days ago I took the plunge and bought a male betta; however, he has yet to eat anything! I am getting really stressed out because I've researched like a mad woman, trying to figure out how to create a healthy environment for him.
The bowl is 2 1/2 gallons with a small heater. The tank is now at 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially the water temp was 70, so I've been slowly increasing the temperature. We have a well, so do not need to dechlorinate the water. I've tested it with strips and ph and ammonia are perfect. His food is New Life SPECTRUM Betta Formula with freeze dried blood worms as a treat. He has a leaf to lay on, but mostly rests on the bottom. The weird thing is that he is still so active even though he's burning calories, and not replacing them.
I am open to any ideas or advice! Please and Thank You! I can include pics if it would help you guys look for disease, etc.
P.S. His name is Captain America, because of his royal blue and red coloring.