I got a new betta for christmas (katana), and a new small tank (like less than one gallon). it came with a small plant and gravel. three days in i noticed Katanas fins were very droopy and he/she (don't know yet) kept hiding in the corner and only eating when i wasn't looking. is there somthing wrong or is this normal? i added a small donald duck figurine to the tank to relive some bordom, but the same results.
he/she is kept in a corner of my desk, it is abit dark there but its where katana gets most attention.
Btw, is there any threds to figure out if katana is a boy or girl? please post links. thx..
Heyy Katana, I have the same size tank and my betta was acting that way too. So I posted, asking what was wrong. People kept telling me to get a bigger tank. At least a 2.5 gal.
I keep mine on my desk too, but I have my lamp turned on him during the day. He really likes that. I'm at my desk most of the time now, so he's been perking up. If you put things by your betta's tank he/she'll like that too. I'd take the small plant out if it's plastic because it will tare your betta's fins. Mine did at least. Also, the toy might be to much. Maybe if you take the plant out it wont, but idk.
Here are some links so you can see the difference between a male and female:
You might want to get a new tank with that money. You can get a 2.5 gal that comes with a filter and everything. Otherwise, you should do a 100% water change every day. I do a 20% one day and a 100% every other day.