I so fail as a betta mom!! So, I have Amun in a 2gal hex (temporarily until I can upgrade him to something better) with the castle decoration, the DIY sponge filter and live plants. I made sure that nothing had any sharp edges before I put it all together because I know how delicate bettas can be. My females (one of whom is about the same size body-wise as Amun) had the castle in their tank for a while and they loved it and had no problems with it as far as getting stuck or anything. Well, Sunday morning I had a little freak out because I couldn't find Amun anywhere. I knew he couldn't have jumped out because the whole top of his tank except for a 1/2" hex opening for feeding is completely and tightly covered. So, I just went to church and did what I had to do and didn't worry about him because I figured he was hiding. Got home from church and sure enough, he was out and about and flaring at his reflection (until I walked into the room, then he went and hid again). Yesterday, he was just kind of hanging out at the top of his tank, so I did a 25% water change and he perked right up (his water tested okay, but not great at 0ppm ammonia, between 0 and 0.25ppm nitrite, and 10 nitrate). He even came over and flared at me a little bit. Went to sleep last night and all was fine. This morning, I went to turn on his light and there's a wound (looks like missing scales and maybe a tiny bit deeper) down his whole right side, but not into his fins! He's still hanging at the top of his tank and his coloring is a bit washed out (not too bad, though). Sorry, I can't get a pic. Tried with my cell phone and it just didn't work. I'll see if my parents left their camera at home (they went camping this week) and try to get a decent pic of it. SO, how do I treat my poor boy? I'm planning on doing daily 25% water changes to keep the water pristine (or every other day, if you guys think that would be better). I'm going to the grocery store on my way to work and picking up some garlic juice to soak his food in and I'll pick up some pellets at the LFS since they're easier to soak than flake (all my other kids eat flake food 'cuz they won't touch pellets, but Amun seems like he'll eat either, so we'll see). Should I also pick up some Stress Coat? I don't have access to VitaChem without ordering it online and by the time it got here, it would be too late (either he'd be healed or...). :-\ :'( I feel so horrible that he got hurt.