I have had my first Betta for about 18+ months with no problems at all. He has always been very gentle, builds bubble nests after every water change and has responded to my presence with enthusiasm. He use to swim to my finger and follow it along the glass - I called it our 'nightly walk'... He would even eat from my finger on occasion.
I moved about 2 months ago and he has not been the same. First he darted alot and seemed spooked - by other ppl maybe? I used to live alone, but always had the tv or music on, so he was use to noise. I moved him into the bedroom just in case. I put him near a flowery picture, which seemed to bring out aggression in him. It took me a few days to realize the cause - so I removed it. It's now been about two weeks since moving the picture (he now has white around him, like before the move); but he is still flaring his gills when I put my finger on the glass.
Has anyone had any experience with anything like this?
~~~ Thank You For Your Help~~~ I am So Sad About This
He is in a 1 gal bowl.
No live plants but small plastic ones
Water temp is 79-80
Full water changes once a week; 50% partial 1x week
No filters/water treatment
No tank buddies.
He is fed 3 pellets once a day