I have a betta fish that I inherited from a laid off coworker, and have been responsible for him for over a year. He's about 3-4 years old. I recently changed jobs and brought him home, where I decided I wanted to upgrade him from his 1 gallon bowl. I got a 2.5 gal tank, which has glass rocks at the bottom, one of those painted tiki hut fish decorations, and a faux plant. I use water conditioner and aquarium salt, but I don't have a filter. (Actually as a side note, if anyone has some suggestions about how to go about putting one in, I'd be interested. I have no idea how to use one.) I completely clean the bowl/tank once a week.
Anyway, he seemed super happy the first day and was incredibly active. Then he started to get sickly. This happened to him a few months ago, but after a week of using bettafix he got better (however, that time his fins had some obvious damage). Anyway, he has no obvious exterior problems, besides his color looking dull. (I checked all the stuff on bettatalk.com about diseases, and he really only matches depression.) He's still eating, just not as much, and he's not swimming much. He also isn't very responsive to people. I've been using betta fix for the past three days, and I put in a little betta heater (I have a thermometer in the tank to watch it). The night after I moved him to the new tank, it got really cold, and his water temperature dropped a lot. So I don't know if it's something to do with the temp drop or the new tank.
Any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated!