Well, I thought this forum could use a sunny spot. So, I'd like to share an update on my betta, Friedrich.
When I brought him home, he was obviously stressed and lethargic, and refused any food I gave him. He ripped his fins up and freaked out whenever I walked past his tank, or got even remotely close.
Now, he's a very happy little fish! He's changed color a bit, turned a deeper blue than you see in the picture of him in my avatar. His fins look like they're on the mend. I'm sitting right in front of him and he's just chillin', watching me type. He's also taking the food pellets whenever I give them to him!
Not only that, but I'm about to buy him an appropriately sized tank - hopefully a 3.5 or 5 gallon. I tested his compatibility with my ADF (Dorkus) last night, and he did really well.
I'm ecstatic. This is the best anything has gone for me in a long, long time. :P