Hello everyone. New to the forum as well as owning Betta. We just recently bought a male from Wal-Mart last Friday. Originally just bought a small bowl for him but after getting home and reading some online, I saw that Betta's actually DONT like being cramped up in cool water so we went back, bought a 5-gal tank with a filter, heater, some gravel, and a pack of decoration plants. Got back, wiped down the tank, rinsed off the filter, rinsed off the gravel, got everything set up. We were gonna leave it over night to let it run but the bowl he was in seemed really cold and the tank was nice and clean with warm water so we just transferred him over.
We left town Saturday night and came back Sunday and the tank is a little cloudy (whitish). We went to PetsMart and they said it was natural because its a new tank and it'll eventually cycle through and we had the water tested and it was fine. We've been watching him all day today he just stays near the bottom, usually laying in a corner so we went and PetsMart said he needed a place to hide so we bought a rock cave, rinsed, and put it in but he still seems to just lay around a lot.What could be the issue?
I'm sorry for the long post but just really worried about our Bentley and just want to take good care of him.