so why is my little betta freckles sitting at the bottom of his tank?.i recently moved him in a 3 gallon tank to clean/bleach his other tank which is a five gallon and had algea both brown and green in it.so when i moved him in the 3 gallon he was fine then he began sitting athe bottom and i had to gently tap the tank a few times or check his gils to make sure he was still alive.i thought he was just bored and mised his bigger tank.but after awhile i grew concerned and switch him and the other male betta's tanks for a litle bit til i finished bleaching and cleanin his old tank.he gave the same results in the other male betta tank.not swimming and was hardly coming up to eat and just sitting at the bottom.
so after a really good cleaning with his old home i moved him back in there after 5 days so the tank could sit and dry. i out him back in his old home and the other one back in his tank that freckle was in.and the other one is fine he swims normal and is active.i have a female too and she is very fiesty and active as well she is in a 2.5 and is soon going to be moved in the tempory 3 gallon so i can clean her tank to to get the algea under control in her tank too.
but when i put freckles back in his home he did the same thing he did in the other tanks sat at the bottom barely came up for food.i had to move the water,tap the tank lightly,or check his gils to make sure he was still kickin.and he is but why id he no so active?
the water was tested fine,all the tanks he's been in have heaters and a light.and i know he is not like this from playing musical tanks(whick is how i feel when i switch the fish in the tanks for temporay or permenant purposes XD.the gallon has no pump only a heater,airstone,and disco light.(the tank was cheap and only for temporay purposes not official home for the fish.i kind hate the tank in truth actually.
but why is freckles sitting at the bottom? i can't see anything on him that is wrong.
i've had him for a year now.