I couldnt get any pictures clear, so I took a video clip, the first half is a little blurry but you can see him better at the middle. Here is what is happening; I have a 10 gallon tank, with 9 fish in it, after lots of research and annoying the local pet store for weeks, (I visit almost daily to ask questions and learn) anyway, the beta has been with us from day one, as with all the fish, no new fish are there that he dislikes, he was acting fine until this evening, and honestly, i think he 'might' be fine today LOL, I am just overreacting.
anyway, we got a new bubble wand today, with 'low bubbles' it isnt alot of current and he seemed to love it, we also got a new ornament that is like a little cave, (rinsed everything really well- no soap, etc) and for the last hour or so he has been in this little cave not moving alot--- as I am typing he just came out for about 45 seconds and swam around a few bubbles, they did not push him up or anything, so he seems to be swimming ok, but he has never just 'sat' anywhere that I noticed, everything else looks ok, fins, eyes, (I think, i only got a glance, as he is facing away.
here is a vid-- like i said-- not 100% clear... is this normal? I have been using salt and the temp is at 78 and we tested the water today, everything is good, they said the amonia was a 'little' high, so we added amonia solution to the 15% water change today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFvCnzLGAho
any ideas? am i being over-protective? is he depressed? LOL thanks in advance!