So I've had my betta Victor for almost two weeks now, and he just seems bored or lazy. Nothing seems wrong with him, he has a big appetite, swims fine, and looks healthy. But he spends a lot of time sitting on the plants or laying on the bottom. Is this normal behavior, or should I be concerned? He was very active the first week I had him, but now he just sits...
I rearranged all of the decorations in his tank to try to make things less boring, but that didn't help. I've tried putting floating objects (a decorative fake lily pad and a piece of Styrofoam for a few minutes) to try to get a reaction out of him, but to no avail. I've even put a mirror next to his tank for a minute or two, but after I take it away, he goes back to loafing.
I have Victor in a 2.5 gallon with a heater and no filter. I do 100% water changes every 3 days, and I use a Betta Splendid water conditioner. I feed him Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets and freeze dried blood worms. Water temp is about 75 degrees.
So am I doing something wrong and should I be concerned about my fish? Is there anyway to encourage him to move a bit more? Or is Victor just a lazy butt