I just wanted to say thank you for this forum! I am so thankful for this website and everyones questions, because I had many of the same concerns. I am a new and happy Betta mom! Hippy has such a great personality and we play little games! Kind of silly, but I just don't care. :P I have had him for 4 months and have noticed radical changes in his behavior. Reading your questions and answers have taught me what I should have done for him all this time when I thought I was giving him great care. Thank you again for sharing your concerns. I have started to see a little of the happier Hippy back in his tank!