Previously, I posted about my Veiltale Flare because was loosing his color and sticking close to the top of tank. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=124943
<---Additional information is here, although he is actually 3 years old, not two.
In his 5 gallon (heated and aerated), I did a 100% water change, tested the levels and all were good, put in some stress coat, adjusted his heater--everything. I did not feed him because he was initially rejected food and I thought it may be due to SBD or constipation. Over the past four days, his color has been returning and he was slightly more active, but now his is at the top of the tank again. I tried feeding him--various things (freezed dried blood worms, New Life Spectrum small bites, and flakes), but the normally greedy fish just ignored it. I even placed a pellet directly on his nose--hoping to entice him, but he just shook it off and didn't move anymore. I have kept his tank very quiet and warm--in case it was stress, but he doesn't seem to be improving. Other than trying to feed him and check on him, there is no commotion surrounding his tank and he is nowhere near my other 3 bettas.
I know that 3 years old is considered old for a captive betta, but I have kept them longer and am quite attached this boy. As they say, the troubled child wins the mother's heart and he was no exception--ready to pick a fight and "Flare" every time I approached the tank. For the past week, he has become quite lazy and seems miserable. I have no idea what else I should do!!!! The last thing I want him to do is suffer.