Betta can be tough little fellas!
I know this is going to sound weird but he sounds like he's exhibiting cat-like behavior and telling you just exactly what he feels about you moving him around changing his water messing with his lifestyle lalalalala
I agree about to mature filter media. And I think people for the most part tend to overstock.
I think one has to be honest about whether or not they can keep up with the tank and then gauge their fish stocking accordingly. If you do it that way then you might get more enjoyment out of your...
Way to go upgrading your tank with live plants!!!
I think we have a future tank of the month entry in the works!
I wanted to give you kudos for entering your tank for the last contest... Even when it wasn't where you wanted it to be!