7 gal bowl
The update was the update, he had been hiding for like two days, I tried to scoop him out as I normally do, but he FLED, so I carefully siphoned inside of a cup/strainer in case he got close (which of course he didn’t because he was hiding) and I trimmed plants… and he’s been hiding and not eating (that I’ve seen) for the past two days. I’ve kept the AC off most of the time and the temp in the tank has remained around 28°CWe need an update. Have you trimmed the plants? Has he come out from hiding?
Last week I had been spending less time with him so maybe that’s why he’s bored? Also there was a little shrimp in there that perished that might have been a source of entertainment for him… He looks good in the sense that he has good color and isn’t sideways… I’m considering trying to catch him again and checking to see his fins aren’t sticking (since it’s hard to see with him hiding) and if they are then isolate and give him a salt bath for a couple of days?
About him and his personality:
I got him on Jan. 8 and he was itty bitty when I got him, I don’t believe he’s grown a lot. He only eats food in flake form and I think it’s bc of his size.
He’s extremely chill but not lethargic imo. He’s normally active and flirty and looking for people, but not at all aggressive like other bettas I’ve had/seen. He doesn’t jump for food, he doesn’t flare (I haven’t presented him with a mirror bc why would I want that), and he doesn’t constantly harass the snails. He lived with a transparent shrimp for probably 2-3 months and I’m not 100% sure he killed the shrimp bc I didn’t see it happen and I sometimes drop iron for the salvinia. Also I think the shrimp was too fast/big for him to catch.
As I mentioned, water parameters seem fine, but there is weed growing on my plants.
I’d love to get him a tankmate if that could help and he wouldn’t kill it/them/her?
Again thank you @dwalstad for complimenting my bowl. Some plants are doing better than others and I’m always wondering if I should be removing the holey ones or if it’s ok for them to be that way 🤷♀️ bc they grow fast.