I just set up my new 15 gallon tank and divided it three ways. I let it filter for a while and heat up to about 78 degrees with my new heater so they'd be comfy when I put them in. I put in the water conditioner chemicals and some of the other chemicals that came with it and followed instructions.
My bettas were in smaller containers and fairly active with no heaters. Especially one of them. He's my first one I got - my bright red crowntail named Mr. K. He is my favorite one. He was previously in a 2.5 gallon tank with no heater or filter but very happy. He loved to eat and swim up the side of the tank and look at me or follow my finger around. But ever since I put him in the new tank yesterday morning, he's been very inactive. He's just laying at the bottom of the tank and not moving much unless I stick my hand in the tank. I am not sure if this is normal behavior.
My other betta, Bubbles, has always been inactive but I've noticed he's a bit more active in his new home.
Now, the third betta, Mr. T, has always seemed quite unhappy and is always unmoving and unhiding. He was in a 1.75 gallon bowl. But he's made a huge turnaround in this tank. He's the move active and is darting around often. He always likes to chill at the top of the water and he's been doing that too. But I was surprised to see him really active lately.
I'm really worried about them all, though. They all seem to be really inactive and lazy in the new tank for the most part. The tank has much better conditions that their previous homes so I thought it'd be an automatic great improvement.
None of them seem to have an interest in eating either. That really scares me about Mr. K because he tends to be a big of a pig when it comes to food.
Do you think they are just unsettled still and that's why they are so quiet?
Thanks in advance for any advice given.