I can't really get any more pictures, I will get some tomorrow or late tonight at another persons house. I have computer issues and am using someone elses computer.
He WAS in a normal fish bowl. I realized this was cruelty and bought a tank. I set the tank up, let it run a week to get the bacteria set up, and then placed him in it. I began stocking the fish in there about a week later, and have had it fully stocked about a week. I've added bacteria twice to insure I don't have toxivity problems.
I don't have a vaccumn and I don't know how to change the water other than in a fish bowl. Don't think that the tank is any bit dirty, because the Otos are GREAT algae eaters, loaches are great rock cleaners, and minnows are wonderful about cleaning the decor. The plants are fake, but I planned on adding one stick of bamboo for a live plant.
I use city water, but put through a very good filter. I use about 1/4th the dose of dechlorinater that you are supposed to use for hard tap. The tank filter has a 3 step process of cleaning water, and the filter on my sink has this whole big fancy deal that I don't know or care anything about xD But the water does get REALLY clean.
The betta is not having any problems at all. He is swimming like normal, eating like normal, and just being his normal self. Before I put him in the 10G he was a little depressed and wanted to sit on the rocks until I "played" with him. (I would move around the tank and he would swim with me and was very frisky). He wasn't very enthralled with a filter, so I bought a large fake plant that would kind of help out the current on one side.
The only problem is, I noticed that he was getting a little extra round in the front, and I was worried he might have developed a disease. I mean, its not HORRIBLE yet and he doesn't look pinecone-ish yet but I want to be safer than sorry. I will prepare a tank tonight and put him in the new tank tomorrow.
As you can tell in this picture (which was in the first post)
Right about his fin, you can see almost a lump going. It's on both sides, but you can only tell on one side in the pic.