I recently got a betta fish from Walmart, about 2.5 weeks ago, named Lt. Shin. I put him in a one gallon bowl and change the water about 1-2 every week. I had fish flakes but switched over to Hikari Betta Bio-gold pellets to see if he'd eat.
He hasnt eaten since the day I've gotten him. At first he swam around a lot but now he usually hangs out at the bottom, and I'm worried he is going to die of starvation soon. Whenever he is swimming around, and I come by, he freaks out and hides at the bottom. He seems not interested in eating at all.
My friend had a betta and the same thing happened to her and it died.
is there anything I can do about this? I dont think I can switch foods, I'm tight on money. Should I be prepared to buy a new fish?