Hi everyone. I just got my first betta, Kratos, almost a week ago. He's been in his 10 gal tank for 3 days. At first he seemed to be having a hard time with the filter being too strong, so i baffled it with 1/2 sponge on the inside and 1 sponge banded to where the water comes out. He swims around kind of jerky every now and then (like paces back and forth pretty fast) and I just saw him swimming in a pattern
. He was going in a circle behind the heater, under the 1st suction cup, behind the heater, under the 1st suction cup and he did that for a bit then changed it up and went under the 2nd suction cup for a while. Is he just playing? (I've never had a fish before and it amazes me how smart he is...and my snail too) Is the fast pacing back and forth and the circle swimming normal or is the filter too strong still or is it something else?
He has a tiny bubble nest next to the heater where the water is still so maybe he's just happy??