Size of tank?A bowl with gravel it came with, I need to get a tank.
Temperature? Warm, about 78degrees.
Does tank have filter? Heater? No.
Fish lives with mates? No.
What food do you feed? Dried flake mix, labeled specifically for Betta. Came with the fish.
How often do you feed? Once daily, in the evenings, as directed, not overfeeding.
How often do you change water? Haven't changed yet, just received fish.
So, I have just received a Betta as a gift a couple of days ago. I am not sure how old it is and do not know of any history of illnesses. The fish is a male. He eats fine, doesn't spit out any food. He seems to swim fine, but he does tend to hover at the surface, as if relaxing. If I wave my Ginger near it or come close, it starts to move around. I am a newbie and I don't know if it's normal for Bettas to hover at the surface or is something is wrong. Also, it's body color is lighter at the head, then darkens toward the belly/tail.
I would really appreciate any help. Thanks.