When Fighter was first introduced into he's new environment he first showed signs of stress by swimming up and down the sides of the tank. Also the first time i fed him he never ate the food but instead he spat the food out again. These were all signs of stress most probably caused from travelling and changing environments. Fighter just needed some time to adapt to his new home. After a few days fighter seemed to be much more relaxed. He also started eating his food. I fed him every evening at about 7pm and he seemed to have gotten use to this because around that time when I place my hand above the water surface,he comes to the top of the water because he knows its time to eat.
noticed that fighter is quite fond of swimming to the surface of the
water and breathing air. This is due to the labyrinth organ that betta
fish have which allows them to breathe air at the waters surface. Also I
have noticed that fighter likes swimming around the plant and most
mornings I see him around plant which means he probably likes to sleep
there and feels safe and secure there.
When I first got fighter
he was light purple in colour and I have observed how his colour has
changed. His colour got darker and is now a slightly darker purple. This
could simply be because of how he has grown and his colour has deepened
with age. Something I have noticed about fighter is that he seems to
like looking at his reflection. I'm not sure if he thinks its another
fish but he likes flaring and often swims vigourously around when sees
his reflection. This could be a sign of aggression.
changing fighters water I have noticed that he shows quite a lot of gill
movement. This could be because he is stressed or startled by the
movement of the water change.I change the water about once a week to
prevent fighter from getting any possible diseases. Overall fighter is
currently in healthy condition, hopefully he will stay that way. More
updates coming soon