Ok, so my wife went to a wedding shower and each table had a little bowl with a fish in it, kind of an odd favor I know lol. Anyway my wife took the fish and got a 1.5gal bowl for him. Not really knowing anything about bettas, he was eating fine. Now heres the fun part, we have 3 cats. After about a week and a half of having the fish on the bathroom sink 1 of the cats decided to play, so while watching tv we heard a loud crash and immediately knew what it was, the bowl fell off the sink. So we ran in to save him but could not find him, thinking the cat grabbed him. Well my wife looked in the garbage can and sure enough there he was in the bottom sitting in a few inches of water. So we put him back in his little cup and the poor guy looked really shaken up, I was mad at the cat hehe. So I came to this site and was amazed at the info I found from everyone elses posts. I went out the next morning got a 5 gal tank from walmart, gravel, plastic plants, filter. Now we cleaned the tank and everything and let the filter run pretty much a full day, only thing we might have not cleaned good is the plastic plants. There is a little film that looks kinda oily like on the top. Also ever since we put him in there he doesnt eat, he puts the betta pellets in his mouth and spits them out like they are too big, and he spits the flakes out as well. Also just to mention we have a heater in the tank so its 78 degrees. Any suggestions on what might be the matter? We also dont run the filter all the time because it makes too much of a current, so my wife just went out today and got a new one that makes no current so it'll at least be a bit cleaner. Thanks for your help.