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Hi there!

I have been searching thread for a few days but would like advice from some people more experienced than myself.

I have a half moon betta.. I'm not sure of his age as I purchased him from a pet store. The first day I got him he was all closed up, shy. I moved him into a 1 gallon tank that I had from a previous betta (who somehow lived over 2 years in this little tank.) He was instantly happy, spread his lovely fins and his colour turned very vibrant. I did water changed almost daily and he was happy. A few days a go, he started to sleep in his 'sleeping spot' during the day so I knew something was up.

Went and purchased a 3 gallon tank, a leaf for him to lay on, a heater, thermometer, and did a complete water change and transferred him into the bigger tank. He explored quite a bit and seemed happy. Now he is just laying on the bottom of the tank (in a sleeping position).

Could he be tired from the tank transfer?? Do you guys think his happiness and health will improve?

I was thinking about going to get him a moss ball tomorrow, would this be advantageous to his health?

Thanks in advance!
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he was more active when I first transferred him, swam around for about 20 mins now has settled and seems tired again. He doesn't have a light as he is by a window that gets some indirect sunlight. The tank temp is 75 and has been steady since I transferred him a few hours ago. I treated the water when I did a full tank change and let it settle before I put him in. Not sure about ammonia but I would assume it would be low as he hasn't had a chance to soil the new water yet very much I thought? Should I get a kit of test strips to check water quality?

Also read that live plans would help with the filtration of ammonia in the tank, is this true?
Forgot to answer, I use an all in one water treater for tropical fish and bettas. Have used this same one for my betta, goldfish tank and my tropical tank it's always worked well as far as I know, but am open to suggestions if perhaps the betta has special needs with water treatment.
okay I will definitely do the water changes. I can post a pic of him a few days ago when he was all spread out. He has a plant and a turtle and a resting leaf. I have another decor piece that I can add (it's like a big plane with wings he could sit under) I just didn't know if it would be better to leave him swimming room or provide him more shelter. He currently rests under the turtle or in the corner under the plant.

The pic I posted is him in his 1 gallon a few days ago before I switched him over, do his fins look too big?


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okay will go grab some more plants tomorrow sounds great thanks! I will find those things for stress, too.. And thank you! I honestly wasn't even planning on getting another betta but I saw him and HAD to have him, he was soo beautiful! his name is Fresh!

Thanks so much for the advice
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