Originally Posted by Sakura8
It's hard to know when enough is enough but I think if he's eating, he's still some spunk. I only REALLY worry when they won't eat anything. :/
My thoughts exactly (although I am far less experienced than you). Before last night, he hadn't eaten for a couple of days and was just laying at the bottom of the tank not really moving at all, so when he suddenly perked up a little last night I was shocked that he was even still alive because he is super-tiny and I just figured he couldn't go that long without food (not to mention air). Now that he is eating again and swimming around a little, including making it to the surface every so often, I can't give up on him just yet. Fortunately, the "crisis" of thinking he was at death's door prompted me to get a plan in place for helping him move on if I need to, and to have a chance to talk to my son about it (technically RNR is his fish, but since he's become so high-maintenance I've taken over much of the care). So now if it happens, at least I am better prepared.