My little guy has been on his death bed for months now and I don't know what else to try. I think it started when I put sand in his tank (its out now). He got a really bad eye infection. It eventually went down but now he lays on his side at the bottom of the tank and is gasping. His eye is swollen again, his color his awful, I havent actually seen him eat in over a month. I have tried Maracyn 2, Coppersafe (which made him much sicker and I took it out immediately), and now he is on day 3 of Maracyn with no signs of improvement. I also have the aquarium salt in there. It has been the only thing that helped at all.
He is in a 10 gallon tank with the water at 80 (I cant seem to get it warmer). He had a filter but I turned it off so he wouldnt have to fit against it. I lowered the water to 4 gallons because he has trouble swimming to the top. I had him in a 1 gallon "hospital tank" for a few days but I didn't see how it was better than what I am doing now..hes use to 10 gallons! There are no other fish or anything in his tank.
I do a 50% water change every week and I use a water conditioner. The pH is good..I don't have any other water testers. I will have to order one for the nitrate levels. I also use a turkey baster to suck up any uneaten food twice a day. His water stays crystal clear.
Please tell me what to do, I hate that he is suffering :(