`We have not seen him rest AT ALL! Not once! Now, we don't keep vigil over him, but I am up at night, and my son, and his friend (who also lives here) are here during the day. One of us is here and up at all times. No one has seen him rest, and we have all been checking on him at the times when we may not be sitting in the living room.
Today I strted trying training with him, and it was like he did not focus at all. I did three short sessions with him today, but he did not even come close to getting it. (follow a pen) I was thinking about the current thing as well. I was hoping he was just anxious and worked up over the trip. I have never heard of a hyper betta, but that doesn't mean that there isn't some. I am going to continue the training with him, and if he doesn't settle down in a few more days, I'm going to show him a female, and see if he will focus on building a nest. If that doesn't work, I will be adding a filter with a current. I was thinking the same thing.
He doesn't even relax his fins. He doesn't show his beard, and he isn't stiffening his ventrals, but he holds all his fins up. Very beautiful! but cannot be good for him to be like this 24/7