Yesterday I bought two Betta fish. I put them in seperate tanks in seperate rooms. They are both males. The one in my brother's room is swimming happily but mine is all depressed looking just moping around and sticking to his one corner. Neither of the fish eat the Betta pellets. Should I try live Brine Shrimp? Is it normal for the fish to not eat the first few days? Also, my fish is mostly purple, but has a little orange on the tail and body. I read that orange might be a disease but can it be just the color of the fish?
Also, when I set the tank up (mine is 3 gal, brother's is 2.5 gal), I added water conditioner, then a little bacteria supplement about 1/2 hr later. I tested the pH to be about 7.0-7.4 and ammonia levels were fine. Temperature was 74 degrees. I waited about 2 hours after that to add the fish. Is there anything I should do differently when I change water? I bought stress coat that I was told I should add to the water when changing it.
Here's my Betta:
And this is my brother's Crowntail, he just removed a plant that was bugging the fish, so the tank looks empty:
Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics.