Evening all. I didn't know where else to turn so I joined here in hopes of getting some answers. About 2 weeks ago I picked up my first Betta fish whom I found in one of the Walmart isles. I felt so bad for the little guy because of the deplorable living conditions that they all were in. He looked the most healthy so I figured I would give him a nice home and save him. I temporarily housed him in a one gallon tank until I was able to properly setup a 5 gallon home for him. I noticed that while he was in his old home he would quite frequently dart very fast around the tank and also try to scratch against the little air stone attached to the air pump. I moved him over to his new place last Wednesday and he seemed really happy! Just the other day his whole attitude had changed and he started to hide, all day mind you, in his little cave I had bought him. I checked all the levels in the tank and they were spot on. Just yesterday he came out of his little cave and would just hover in one spot and barely move, he has been doing that since. He did eat a little but didn't seem as interested as he was when I first got him home. His fins are now really clamped and he sits just below the water level only moving to go up for some air. He just seems very lethargic. I did manage to catch him deficating and saw that it was a stringy brown color. I bought some meds for the little guy, some Rid Ich + and some Jungle Internal Parasite Clear. I haven't used both as I know better but I figured I would start off with the Rid Ich + as from what I been reading it seems like he might have Velvet. He sort of looks like he has a gold coating on his small little side fins but it's so hard to tell even with a flashlight. I do recall seeing a few days after I brought him home a little white sack fall off of him that came from around his gill area underneath his body but I thought nothing of it at the time. I have attached some pics that I took today to see if anybody out there can come up with any ideas. This is first Betta and this is all new to me but I am trying to be a diligent owner. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I know Mickey will appreciate it as well!