My new friend seems to like his new home, especially . By daylight it's clear he's blue with red highlights here & there (see the new photo from the proud new betta parent!
I was a bit worried when he stayed in hiding this morning, but when we returned from church he happily snapped up the three pellets I gave him. (Didn't feed him yesterday) As the day wore on he became more active. He seems to prefer late afternoon/evening to morning/early afternoon.
He's still flitting about his home as I watch him now - and it's nearly 8pm. He's even blown a few bubbles. Will do 50% water change tomorrow after work.
I know it's early yet, but I think he might make it!!