:( i didnt know that turning the light on and off could cause him stress. Ill start cleaning his water more. Its hard to tell with him because he is lightly colored and dosn't show stress lines. His fins are still clamped up but he has bin blowing lots of bubbles and he looks happier. I think ill get him the one gallon and a lil heater. He hasnt bin on his side tho. and i dont think i let the water get drty enugh fo him go be in shock from amonia.
Off subject question: Can bettas eyes change color as they become fully grown? because i destinctively remember him having bright blue eyes when i first got him. he was very small. a little too small to be in a pet store come to think of it. Now his eyes are bright orange and black. should this be cause for concern?