I haven't owned a betta a for a while and got a white Vailtail betta with black speckles on his face along with some fake plants, a 1.8 gallon tank, filter and heater not to mention Top Fin water conditioner and Aquedon betta food from petco yesterday. I'm afraid he might have paratises and that his little home might not be in good shape for him. when I put him in his tank he seemed fine, just bumping the sides of the tank a little (I assume because the sides are a little reflective and to get a feel of how much room he has) but he pooped white earlier and keeps hiding in the corner of his tank where the water filter tube and a plant is occasionally. I'm pretty sure he does that because he wants to sleep but I'm just so nervous that he might be sick. He doesn't have anything appear to be wrong with him, but that might be because he's so light colored. He's a bit of a light pastel yellow color so it's hard to tell if the white on his gills are just his markings. Also the tank is a little merky and I'm not sure if it's because it's a new tank and all or if it's making him sick. Right now he seems to be just hanging out near the top of the tank next to the heater for a little while going up for air sometimes and I'm freaking out a little bit.