So i have never owned a fish. I have cats and a dog, ive always wanted fish but i just never got them. I been following what petsmart and a few others told me.
I bought a 1 gallon tank, some marbles for the bottom, a statue inside so it can float in and around, a silk plant, and a white ribbon plant.
Its unfiltered and in my room it stays 68-75 degrees in the tank.
Ive been feeding it omega one natural protien formula betta flakes.
But every sense i got my betta (2 weeks ago) it doesnt seem to wait for the food or try to get it at the top, i notice ti watchs the food fall and it catchs it sometimes. But i was told they grab it while it floats in the top of the water.
I changed his food from the stuff i got with the tank that was recommanded, ti had blood warms in it?
Its called Nutrafin Max
Betta color enhancing flakes?
But he doesnt seem to go after any food i got him so far? Should i keep on trying?
Also he seems scared of me, my friend says try playing with him, like placing finger gently on the glass and it should follow it. But he just swims behind the plant and hides. guess hes not warmed up to me?
I bought the fish i was most attrached to, more or less. But i think his tail is damaged, (fin or w.e <_< lol) it doesnt stay all fluffed out and straight most the time? Or am i just to worried?
He blows bubbles and swims around alot, I was told i should get him a bigger tank? But he seems to enjoy what he has now.
So only things i want to really know are (summary)
1) is the tank big enough (1 gal)
2) do i HAVE to get a filtered tank?
3) should i still buy a heater for it even thou its staying in the recommended temperature
4)Am i worrying to much about its food sense its not grabbing it as soon as i place it, and theirs alot left over usually.Should i change his food agian and see if he likes something else more?
5)Plant is making water cloudy, doing 10% water changes a day. Is that right to do or should i try another plant?
6) 100% water changes once a week and Keep my Grump in old water he was in till i replace and clean the water for his tank.
sorry if this is long.. got alot of questions and i worry to much as it is <_<
EDIT: Info i feel that i might need to add
I feed him twice a day, few flakes (doesnt eat all of them)
I use a Water treatment Nutrafin betta+ for the water when i change it.
I only have ONE Betta Male, His name is Grump :D
HOPE these pictures arent to big!!
When i first got him
Few days later(late at night)
Few days ago(Mid Afternoon)