my copper Delta tail, Dante. he's been acting.... different. he used to be a show-off for me, but, ever since i removed him from my computer desk, he's been acting different. at first, it was just him being a bit more skittish than usual, but now, it's worrying. he hides ALL the time. usually, when one of my bettas hides, i can just tap the tank wall, and they come to investigate and say hi. not Dante. i had to actually move his tank and turn it to get him to come out of the plants, then he headed right for his cave and layed down, something that worries me MORE. he's also clamped all the time, even refusing to spread his fins when he flares at Cup. he used to NEVER be clamped. ever. ever ever ever. o.o
his tank's a 2.5~ gallon Kritter Keeper. i do water changes every three days. it has a small heater, set at around 78F. i feed him a mix of foods, mostly New Life Spectrum brand Grow and Betta formula, with Wardely's and Hikari every few weeks. he doesn't have any tank mates, it's just him. i noticed a change in him when i moved him to put Remy on my desk, but the hiding and refusing to come out just this past week or so.
i checked for ick or velvet, and he has none. i'll try a bare-bottomed tank, to check his poops when i change his water today.
i know many of you don't think fish can have human feelings, but to ME, it honestly seems like he'd depressed that he's no longer on my desk. o.o anyone have any other reason he may be acting like this?