Okay so Cooper is just one big hot mess. From the tail biting/sucked into filter and splitting, to me thinking he was pine coning and bloating. Now all the bloat is gone, and his scales have gone down. But there are 2 scales still stuck up. One is kind of freaking me out (on the weird factor). He's got two white spots which look like ich that showed up today so I'm going tomorrow to get some medicine for it. But under one of the scales it looks like ich set up under
the scale and is pushing it up. Does ich set up like that? I've always seen it just on fins or on the outside of scales. I've never seen it actually under a scale before. He's in his 5 gallon as newbie is in the quarantine tank. I'm keeping everything in Cooper's tank separate from the other boys. No crossing nets etc. Luckily I've got two nets so I don't have to worry about any of that.
ETA: Appetite, personality, everything's still normal.