hi guys! im a new owner of a betta here in the Philippines. he's been with me for two weeks already. i had him in a bowl at first but then i transferred him in a 5 gal tank last weekend.
that picture in my avatar is the first photo i took of him, it is not that clear since he was still in the bowl. i'll take some pictures again when i have the time and hopefully ill be able to get better pictures by then.
anyway, im really concerned about the diet of my betta (his name is Jake Sully, by the way). he won't eat any pellets or flakes. i cant find bloodworms or any other worms here in our place(and other types of food like baby brines, etc, only pellets and flakes are available). the personnel in my local petshop said that the betta that i bought is very picky because usually, they readily eat pellets and flakes. for now, i am feeding him tiny bits of fish that i bought from the wet market. i store it inside the freezer, and pinch a piece when its time for him to eat.
jake loves it, and he swims immediately towards the piece of fish once i drop it to his tank. although he is kind of weird because he wont eat it if it already touches the bottom of the tank. do you think i am feeding him enough? is he getting enough nutrients that he needs?
he seems healthy for me since he loves to swim around and look at me when i come home and he makes his nest.
also, since i am in the Philippines, i am thinking that it is not necessary for me to buy a heater since the water in his tank stays warm all day the whole day (just saying)...
i really learned a lot eversince i started reading entries here. im planning to divide my tank soon.
thanks a lot!