I just got two new bettas from petco a few days ago and i have just noticed something odd about both of them. The blue/green female coral seems to e very stressed all of the time. whenever i walk by her tank too much she gets horizontal strips on her. it seems like shes afrade of me or something. she seems very small and a bit male nurished. she dosnt seem to be able to eat the pellets i usualy feed my bettas so ive bin feeding her freeze dryed blood worms and diatoms. shes always hiding at the bottom of the tank even tho shes the only one in there.
Second, the male i just got, sunset. i named him that because the purples and pinks and oranges on him make him look like a very pretty sunset<3 he looks very very skinny. and his swim blatter, (or whattever that long thing down their abdomin is) seems to be sticking out of him on both sides of his tail. it looks like the fish equivilent of anorexia. and he looks a bit yong to be sold in a pet store anyway.
is there anything i can do to make them more comfortable or eat more? the freeze dryed food might be a bit big for them to chew. should i crush it up a bit? and any ideas on why the female is so scared of everything and is there any way to calm her down?