Originally Posted by Little Leaf
I feel guilty.
Don't feel guilty. You're doing everything you can to help him. You're doing an *excellent* job of caring for him.
As for the oak leaves, it's OK. They release things into the water that are good for him -- and those things will still be in the water even after the leaves are removed.
Yes, it would be good it the leaves stayed in, because they'd release MORE of the 'good stuff,' but if they were in the water awhile, hopefully, there will be some beneficial substances in there now.