My Betta, a little guy I've had since March of this year, has seemed sick for the past month or so. He's normally been a pretty low-key fish, but lately he's been even more inactive than usual: lying on the bottom or top of the bowl, clamped fins, not eating (very unusual for him), or on the other hand, darting around suddenly.
His physical appearance seems normal (no popeye, cotton, ich, dropsy, velvet or anything else that I can see), with the exception of one slightly swollen light patch near his tail (visible in the attached photo) that has remained unchanged for about a month. Could this be a mild parasite or bacterial infection, and if so, how would best be treated? On the other hand, he's still making bubble nests (as you can see in the photo), so who knows!
He's kept alone in a large bowl (~3 L) with the water changed twice per week and treated with a dechlorinator and stress coat. Unfortunately no local fish store carries PH test kits, so I don't know what the water parameters are. As well, the water is not as warm as I'd like - I haven't yet found a heater to fit the bowl, but I suspect it's around 21 Celsius (room temperature). He's fed once daily with a mix of flakes and freeze-dried blood worms.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.