betta not eating
I have had quite a few fish in my life, but not many bettas (usually cichlids and the like), and I just went to a wedding the other day where they had bettas on the all the reception tables in vases too small for a dozen roses, giving them to the people who came. I adopted one, and immediately moved it into a one and a half gallon tank. The temp is about 76 degrees in the water, unheated. (I know heating is better, but 76 seems to be just a couple degrees shy of optimal.)
Anyway, I got him transferred into his new mansion yesterday afternoon. However, he won't eat. I've dropped some betta food or freeze dried bloodworms in there, he will pick at one then spit it out. I tried the frozen pea trick I read about in another thread on here, no luck.
Is it just the shock of (my guess is he was a mail order fish by the wedding planners) and transferring from one container to another to another in such a short period? He seems healthy, but he's also very lethargic. Doesn't move much at all. I have pictures, but can't post links here yet.
Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!