My new betta, coro, that I got yesterday is still incredibly shy. I can't get him to come out. Instead he slinks along the bottom when I'm around and tries to hide between the plants , under the filter intake..etc. He even went so far as to burrow under the rocks. I thought they were too big and dangerous so I removed them. He sure behaves different than any betta I have ever had.
If I catch him swimming around a bit when I am out of the room, I come in and if he even so much as hears me he darts so fast I think he hits his head which is not good and then he hides in his castle. all I can see are the tips of his fins. We have no way of getting aquainted! I did trick him into eating earlier when he was up in the back corner I threw a couple pellets in from the back and he ate them.
I know it hasn't been much time but I have never seen one this shy. He just will not come out, hardly even wants to peek out... nothing!! Doesn't even swim around at the top looking for food (although I thought I saw him foraging)
any tips?? this is a shy guy!