Originally Posted by bubbas4312
I just got my first bta a week ago in my 60 gal
. And it just recently shrinks and then goes back to normal a few hours later. Its also found a cozy spot between the rock and the wall kind of hidden from the light. Is any of this normal? Ive read on a couple of sights that it is but I just want some feed back to see where I can improve.
Hello, when you say shrink. Are you referring to his normal state because they cannot flare constantly. They only do this to intimidate another male or what they consider to be a threat.
You may consider putting a couple floating plants or something he can rest on near top of tank. They have a labyrinth organ & need to breathe air from time to time. He maybe getting tired going up for air in a 60gal. Hope this helps!!!!!