So I bought my betta last Saturday from Petsmart. I have a 2.5 gal tank with heater (temperature at 78 degrees), amazon sword natural plants, no filter, a small air stone, and my water has been conditioned with Amquel for about an hour and a half before placing my betta inside.
I've never had a betta before, so this has been a little exciting for me to start with one. I wanted to get a bigger tank (like 10-15 gallons or so), but didn't have enough money or space to get it at this time. So I decided to go with a 2.5 gallon, as people say that bettas can thrive in that environment. I haven't done a water change yet because my ammonia and pH levels are all OK (I plan on doing one this Saturday, then every 3 days after that).
But despite all of that, my betta just likes to live on the top of the tank in the corner. He hasn't made a bubble nest yet (probably too early?) and he doesn't seem to swim around that often. There's no tearing in his fins, no spots, and he looks absolutely beautiful. He doesn't have any bloating or any noticeable problems.
Is this normal behavior for a betta? I've seen others that will swim around the whole tank and be really lively. Maybe I am just being too impatient and paranoid? Haha. Thanks for the help!