Hi everyone, I'm Em. (: So I've had my yellow betta fish Pierre for almost a year now but I don't think I've ever been a spectacular fish owner. I really try to make him happy and healthy but nothing I do seems to go exactly right, so I'd really appreciate some advice.
So right now Pierre has a 5-gallon tank, with gravel, a tall plant and a short plant (both silk), and a little pineapple house (like the one from Spongebob). It also has a thermometer, heater, and a filter. (it's a 3-gallon filter tho because I tried a 5 gallon one and it almost sucked Pierre right up) The water is about 78 degrees and has water conditioner and aquarium salt added.
Basically I've had two main problems:
1. The water is ALWAYS cloudy, even if a little. I did 50% water changes every week but it was still really dirty, so then I did a total 100% water change and added the filter a while ago but it's still kind of cloudy. I just want it to be nice and clear and clean.
2. Pierre is always angry/unhappy, at least I think he is. He's always at the bottom of his tank except when he comes up for air, and whenever I get near the tank he gets really mad and looks like he's trying to attack me. (except when I give him food, he eats fine) Is it that he's just aggressive by nature?