Hi all, I'm new.
I just got a Betta from a wedding. They were used in decoration in bowls. This is our 3rd day with him.
I named him George Washington. I'm not sure how to measure correctly, but from mouth to butt, he is around 1 & 1/4 inches. His fins are all bunched up and very velvety looking, with a dark blue and red color. I held a mirror up to the tank today and he impressed us though. He stretched out his fins and displayed a beautiful bright blue and bright red, with a bright red beard thing too.
I have him in a 5.5 gal tank, 3/4 full, in case he jumps.
The bottom has rocks and stuff and the bowl he came in.
There is a 10 gal heater on the side. It is exposed to keep it at 78, but the thermomiter is reading 75.
I picked up TetraBetta pellets from walmart. I fed him twice yesterday and it took him like 10 minutes to eat. I figured it is just because he is still getting used to things.
I just gave him some food about a half hour ago. He was hangin in his underwater bowl, when I dropped the pellets in he came up right away, sucked a pellet in, then spit it out. Every time I touch the water he will come over and suck one in, then spit it out into mush. Now he is just sitting in the corner with his head behind the heater.
Is he sick? Or is he just being a picky prick?