So...I got two new betta fish. And have had them in their individual 1 gallon tanks since I brought them home. I did two 50% water changes each day, meanwhile checking the parameters on my newly cycled 10g.
A few times over the past few days, I've noticed them nosing around the glass beads at the bottom of their tank and darting towards the sides of their tanks. The HM more than the other.
Immediately I assumed possible velvet, and checked using a flashlight. Though my super-delta (was thought to be HM) is light colored with a teal iridecence anda marble, I was really worried about spotting it. But I didn't see anything that remotely sounds like the velvet descriptions. No dust, no shiny anything aside from what is his normal iridescence. And as for the CT he's dark and shone the flashlight on him and nothing.
So I assumed they were searching the glass beads for scraps of food I may have missed, or bored, and/or flaring/darting at their reflections. >.>
Since I haven't seen any actual development (better or worse) I thought I'd try accliamting them to the 10g. I've had them floating int heir cups and adding a bit of tank water every 15 minutes for a half hour now...and they both keep darting frequently.
Is it just because of the cups?
or should I be considering some other external parasite?
Edit:: I've added a bit more water and they're doing it less. Maybe it was just because they didn't have too much room int eh cup then?