I brought hom a new female yesterday, the one in my avatar.
And recently, she's been very quiet. (You know what I mean lol.) I DID find her in her cup at the bottom, resting, and had to gently bump her cup to make sure she was alive or not. She did swim though.
She swims around a little and has eaten the two pellets I fed her this morning, but... I don't know... I'm just not used to quiet bettas. She spends most of her time in the back of the tank, behind the plants. However, she is getting some new colors on her tail, but she usually keeps her fins clamped.
Also, yesterday, I put a piece of almond leaf in there. It had been in there between 5 to 10 minutes before I realized it had a bit of mold, so I took it out promptly. She has shaken her head sharply a few times. Right now she just randomly darted around a little bit and bumped into the glass. It looked like she was trying to swallow something, the way she was moving her head. Is this normal? Should I do a water change? The water is still crystal clear, but I'm a little concerned about the almond leaf. (Don't tell my other bettas but... she's leaning towards being my favorite right now. I don't want her to die!!!)
Any help appreciated!
(Sorry for the long post!