I've had my betta Mitch for about 2.5 years, and for the past 2 months or so he hasn't been as active as he used to be. He is red and his body and fins are not as bright as they used to be. His fins also seem to be turning clear, and are torn on the ends. I know that he got his tail stuck on the plant in his tank, which caused some of the tearing. I tried a different plant but it seems like no matter what I put in he gets stuck on it. I don't want to leave him without a plant completely, because he likes to sit in it near the top near his warm light. About a month ago he had "cottony" white tufts growing off him, which would go away if I changed the water and put aquarium salt in, but when his fins started looking clearer and clearer and coming apart I thought it might be fin rot, so I tried Betta Fix, which did not seem to do much, and then antibiotics that the local pet store recommended, which also does not seem to have done anything. The cottony stuff hasn't come back for a while, but the fins don't look any better. Now I am wondering if he is just getting old. How do old bettas act? I've also wondered if he might have velvet, because he has yellow/gold "sparkles" on his body and fins, but he has always had those, although maybe more now. He still eats, but seems to have a harder time swimming than he used to. Anyway, I don't know what else to do to help him, or if there even is anything I can do.