Ohhhh, thank you. I thought I was crazy!
I think his problem really might be boredom. I interact with him all the time but, I can imagine him getting bored. He's a super-active fish. While trying to determine the cause and treat his recent fin issues, I have made his home more boring by taking out anything he did have because I was afraid of it being the cause.
I have considered a tank-mate, but since I want to stick with a smaller home for Cornelius, I thought it might not be a good idea.
I have not cycled his 3-gallon, yet. I have been trying to read up on whether or not an Eclipse is the right choice (and made another thread
about that). I read and read and read and nothing sinks in. I am just not getting it. I think my problem is that I want to make it so perfect that I get myself completely confused and frustrated!
He seems to be a bit better, today. I want to get started getting his new home ready, right away. I plan to put things in to keep him happy and occupied. I only have one day off per week (today/Sunday) and hoped to get to the store or spend time online ordering everything so that I can get started, soon.