So I just bought a Betta fish, because i wanted a little friend to hang out with in my mini apartment, and i figured a mini fish would be perfect. I did alot of reading on this website and it looks like there is very interesting people who know alot about bettas ( ME on the other hand, not so much). So this is just a cheap 6$ betta, nothing fancy, no crown no all that fancy stuff. The reason i picked this guy over all the rest of them, is because his fins look really different compared to what they had there and he was cutest. I am still picking a name. I have him in a 1.5 Gallon Tank, Which is big enough FOR NOW, untill i find something more suitable. I used to own a betta who was in a 10 Gallon Tank, and he lived very long and grew very big but that tank is miles away at my mothers house. So please dont hate on me!!! I have a question though, Since i brough him home and put him in the tank, he keeps darting from the ground to the top as if he is trying to JUMP OUT. :S Is this normal when they are first put into a new environment? I have a filter in the tank and it appears to have a slight current on one side of the tank, could he be rushing because he doesnt like the water movement?
I am still learning and i have many questions so i can make this guys life comfortable!