Hello, I just got my male betta Shiro about a week ago. He is usually really lively and likes to swim around the tank...but I have noticed him resting a lot in the last few days.
He likes to rest in two specific spots in the tank, one in the middle of a plant, and one behind said plant. The first time I saw him rest, I was almost sure he was dead. I had to move the plant to get him to even provide a small movement...but within seconds he was up and running again.
He has been doing this quite a bit lately, and I am not sure why. He lives in a 1 gallon tank with a filter. I make sure that the temperature is closely regulated to 78-80 degrees. Every other day I do 25% water changes and feed him every morning.
I love my little guy, he has become my new companion. I am so worried about him, is his behavior normal? And if not, can I fix it.
(Yes, I know he would like a bigger tank more...but I have neither the money or space to get a larger tank. I am doing my best to make him as comfortable in the tank that he already has.