I finally got my king betta! (:
His name is Sparky. I brought him home yesterday and slowly acclimated him to the tank (10 gal). 2 hours after he was released into the tank he was still very shy, ventral and tail fins still kinda clamped, stress stripes. I figured that was normal. This morning and today, he is happily swimming around, playing in the air bubbler, ate 2 or 3 pellets today (working up to 4 or 5). He's still shy and I think that's due to the tank being kinda bare in places but I'm going to clean some plants I have and put them in there with him.
Why named Sparky? He twitches. Even when he is floating near the top or staying still, you can see his tail twitching. I'm medicating the tank with a round of Maracide in case that has something to do with it but he seems fine otherwise..he's not scratching or anything. I'm thinking it may be a neurological thing?
Here he is!! Sorry for the bad picture, he wouldn't come out to have his picture taken lol
(if you can't see, his body & head are very dark with green iridescent scales on his body, his fins are blue and red and green)