I really hoped he'd get better. He kept jumping the night I posted about him, and once he almost succeeded in dying. He was dry when I picked him up and put him back in the water, but 15 seconds later he revived. I'm pretty sure that's what killed him though. *sigh*
He was a great fish. Very playful and affectionate, as far as fish go. He'd follow your finger, and he was very playful once upon a time. I'm going to miss waking up to the sound of him digging in his rocks, watching him weave around the bamboo, and scratching his scales on shoots. He was a great first betta, and I'll always remember him.
Requiscat in Pace, Bartles.