I have some New Life Spectrum Thera-A food with garlic, so maybe I will see if he eats that instead of the Hikari betta gold. He is in our one and only bathroom, and seems to really love attention. Temp stays between 76-78 with the Fluval Edge 25watt auto set heater. He has eaten three cherry shrimp since yesterday, so that is pretty meaty! I don't always have them in there but he seems to enjoy hunting them down and it gives me a good way to get rid of the less colorful ones. Would Melafix be good to add to the water? I will look for the Kordons otherwise. Some of the tears on his bottom fin do go all the way to his body.