Hi eveyone I am new here had my Betta, Merlin, for about two weeks, nice birthday gift to myself. Anyways I was doing my morning feed for him and his tankmates and as usually observing the feeding frenzy that occurs. Only this time I notice Merlin was extremely dark his color were so radiant that he looked like a different fish. I notice him kinda swimming in place looking at the substrate for about a minute, I thought he was just taking a break for eating to fast or something, but then all of a sudden he flared out and totally owned one of the little snails in the tank.
I guess my question is have bettas been known to go after snails or was this a random occurance? And secondly i have a plakat betta but am now not sure if it is a HM plakat since this time when he flare his tail extended to what looked like 180 degree, a bigger extension than I have ever seen him do before