I have had my juvenile female betta since Monday. She was in quarantine while I waited for plants to arrive and rescaped the tank. It's at the tail end of cycling (I did a water change and dosed prime yesterday before adding her).
Put her in last evening - she was super stress stripey and I just figured she'd calm down by this morning. I added tank water to her quarantine over an hour or so and water temps were the same. Left lights off when I added her in.
This morning she was still stripey!! She's also glass surfing and I tried changing lighting and things to see if that made a difference - it did not.
She's been scrounging around on the bottom looking for food (probably eating the detritus worms and baby pond snails!). So now I am worried about her eating too much.
She hates the flow of my filter so I need to figure that out. I was planning to make a sponge filter anyways so I guess I'll have to get on that sooner than later.
I'm just stressed and worried!!
Also, I'm at work today and can't monitor her which just adds a another whole layer...
What should I be doing? What can I do? Is this normal? Am I just overreacting? I plan to just fast her today.... Maybe the weekend if I don't see snails.