I got 2 betta males this past week: whitey bulger (turquoise dragon SDeT), and Spreckers (royal blue, black, cellophane Det). I got whitey 2 or 3 days prior to Spreckers. Both have identical tanks, live plant set ups, water temps, food types, etc.
Whitey bulger took no time getting comfortable in his habitat. He eats his 5 pellets immediately, loves his every-other-day 100% water changes, and is active and happy, flaring and hauling *** around his tank all day.
Spreckers, on the other hand, is lethargic and/or shy, will only eat a pellet or two of the 5 I give him and only if placed in a certain area of the unfiltered tank, served one-at-a-time. Again, aside from his finickiness, he is treated exactly the same as whitey with the exact same set-up.
Can anyone give me some tips or pointers on improving Spreckers eating habits, or offer some ideas why there is such a huge contrast in activity levels? I hope Spreckers isn't sick--he worries me. =(
also, if anyone knows how to take pictures directly from an iPhone and posting them online without use of a computer, I'd love to show my two handsome guys!
Thanks in advance!