I'm a complete betta newbie, so I appreciate all the wisdom on this board!
I've had Alphie for about a month now and he's finally settling in - no longer freaked out by water changes, eating well, etc. He even started blowing huge bubble nests this weekend. Typically, he swims around his bowl, hangs out a bit and checks out the random stuff I put near his bowl (I have never seen a fish so in love with a 2 liter pop bottle before!).
However, starting on Friday, he's swimming almost frantically to the bottom of his bowl and then straight up to the top again, and occasionally frantically into the side. This happens once or twice an hour (He's on my desk, so we spend a lot of time together). Then he'll just chill and hang out. No recent changes to food, water, habitat... Is this normal behavior?? It coincided with his recent bubble nesting, which I thought was a good sign. I know his bowl is kinda small (1.5 gal) but he'd seemed ok with it.