I went to the pet store to get my 3 yr old son a betta fish and asked the guy as many questions as I could think of. I tried to find a care sheet but they had one for all the other fish, not the Betta.
I thought I knew what I was doing, so I brought him home (my son named him Griff) and I put the correct amount of drops in the water and plopped him right in. He ate yesterday and swam very little, but today he is hiding and staying on the bottom of the bowl. He doesn't even react to a mirror. He did swim a little, but it was very twitchy and not normal looking.
Now that I read more and more on the internet, I should have acclimated him. I'm so upset the pet store guy didn't tell me this!! He made it sound so easy. He also told me I could go grocery shopping and it would be fine! (it was about 50 degrees yesterday so not hot, but still!!)
I'm worried now, I'd hate for my son to come home to me having killed his new fish Griff. Is there anything I can do today to make this right?
Thank you so much.