I am seventeen years old and I just got my first Betta four days ago.
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His name is Flareon, like the Pokemon. =D
He lives in a 3 gallon tank by himself with only med size filter at the moment, I plan on getting him a plant soon because he keeps trying to hide around the filter so I had to turn it off so he didn't hurt his fins.
My two questions are how much do they eat on average?
This is his forth day with me and he only consumes about 1-3 betta pellets a full day.
I put in about three twice a day and i scope out what he hasn't eaten in about fifteen minutes.
Do they normally eat so little?
My other question is how to stop him from trying to eat his own reflection. xD
He swims in circles around his tank and flares out his gills and fins every few seconds because he can see his reflection in the plastic tank. He makes me nervous because he does it all day! and sometimes he charges at the tank and hits the wall. I am scared he is going to die of exhaustion even though he shows no sign of stopping at the moment. Can he seriously stress himself out so bad as to die from this?
I really want to take care of this fish and keep him safe. Can you guys help me?