I really hope he will get better. Them NOT eating is a first sign something is wrong. So your guy eating is a GREAT sign
I'm glad there are so many people that treat their fish as they would any other pet. My husband has a 75 gallon cichlid tank and it is BEAUTIFUL. I have a 20 gallon with 5 glofish, a guppy and some new guppy babies in a breeder tank and of course my little baby Junior. The first thing I do is talk to all of the fish when I get up lol and it's the first thing I do when I come home.
Junior (my betta) acts like a puppy. When I wake up and go out there, he gets SOOO excited. I feel like its not just b/c I feed him, b/c even when he's not hungry, he just loves to look at me and he loves when I talk to him. He wiggles back and forth SO much especially when I first wake up and when I come home. It's almost like he's bored all day or something.