Thanks to a jerk of an ex roomie this was cut awfully short... update:
Feb. 15th 2012
Nothing happened before then, no changes. Plant remained with the white algae-like stuff on it.
Shadow displays lethargy and slight fuzz on the tips of his fins.
I did a water change.
Feb. 16th 2012
Fuzz is persistant. He is dulling, so I start on kanaplex. He eats very little.
Feb 17th 2012
The fuzzy edges are falling off now, he has stress stripes, gasping, and second day of kanaplex.
Feb. 18th 2012
There is no change. He won't get better. I put him in a 3 gallon, clean water and kanaplex. He won't eat. Moves terribly rigid. He is discolored on the fins, right next to his body, and gaspoing hard.
feb. 19th 2012
I stopped kanaplex, unsure if it is dangerous to use more than it says to. he won't eat.
feb. 20th 2012
I was able to get online, and found out yes it can be used...for 2 weeks. I put him back on it. he ate one pellet.
Feb. 21 2012
another dose of kanaplex, final dose. He eats a little more, and does not move as rigid, but still gasps. He is a bit bloated.
Feb. 22 2012
He is no longer discolored, finally eating properly. Moves slow, but colors have come back.
Feb 23 2012 first day in the clear. Clean water, remains in the 3 gallon for observation. Seems content.
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