So, another update.
Definitely still having issues swimming. But he seems to be getting there. When he holds still he flops over on his side though. BUT I have been able to raise the water level up a bit as he is stronger and able to make it to the top of the water with ease. He just seems to choose to stay at the bottom of the water--I guess he seems to be dragged down there.
He doesn't slide on the ground anymore, he swims with his fins on the bottom barely touching or floating above the ground. Sometimes he seems to have more energy, but sometimes he seems really lethargic, which worries me. I don't know, is he bored?
Right now, he acts like the bettas you see in the cups at a store. Mostly just sitting still, but will dart away and swim if you pick them up or startle them.
Though I moved his tank, and it seems he swims around when he doesn't see me paying attention. He's started to come up to the glass to look at me more, so he's at least showing some curiosity.
Anyway, pictures from today, to show his improvement, or for others to help me catch if there is anything good or bad that I missed.
Hehe, after he ignored a pellet for quite some time I tried to trick him into eating a single pellet. I soaked it and then cut it into worm shaped pieces. He went after it immediately and took a bit bite, and then spit it right back up and gave me the evil eye! Little stinker!