Just curious as my crowntail betta Ash seems to be a little off.
By that I mean his right pectoral fin is bigger than his left a bit and he seems to be able to open his right gill more strongly than the left which seems to hardlyopen at all. Also, when I drop fruit flies into his home, he seems to have a hardtime seeing them. It is like he has to carefully watch them for a bit. He swims around them in tight circles, backs away, and then will go for them. Also I notice at times when he comes up for air he really takes a long gulp, nearly swimming with his mouth open at the surface for maybe 2 seconds.
Ash seems healthy, is making a bubble nest, and I think he is happy as a fish can be. I wonder if I just grabbed a special needs fish at Petco. Doesn't matter as I love the little guy and if he does have a few defects I don't care because he's a character.