Hi everyone! I'm new to the site and a semi-new Betta owner. We have had our male betta, Merlin for going on 4 months now. When we first got him, he was a very active and friendly little guy. Because we loved Merlin so much, I decided to create a female betta sorority of 5. I've had my girls for a month now and they're great! However, the girls are not what I am concerned with. My finance decided to move Merlin from a 3 gallon tank to a 5 gallon tank over the weekend. In this 5 gallon he added 6 cardinal tetras, 2 ghost shrimp and a snail, against my wishes and knowledge of course because I was out of town. This is when Merlin went downhill. He became aggressive not only with the tetras (he killed 2 of them) but also with both of us. I came home from school last night and went over to his tank to check on him and it took me basically bribing him with blood worms to get him out of hiding. When he came out, his top fins were completely gone and his bottom fins were changing colors. I took him and the other fish out of the tank immediately (we're actually giving the remaining tetras to a friend this evening) and put Merlin in his old tank. I woke up this morning and his body is turning a brownish color, but he is more friendly and active now that he is away from the other fish. I was just wondering if anyone has had an experience similar to what we are having with Merlin and if so what was the cause/ were you able to help your betta. I was almost wondering if moving him to a new tank with new fish was a stressor on him and he just went kind of crazy, or if this is the dreaded fin rot that I've seen so much discussion on. Just to kind of set things straight, his fins were perfectly fine before we put him in the new tank, no holes or shredded fins at all. Or is it possible that the tetras maybe nipped at his fins or are carrying a disease that he contracted? Any info you can give me would be great! Thanks!