My fish is dying! Part deux.
Okay so he's doing it again.
My fish is lying on his side at the top of the tank for a while, then getting some air and swimming around for a few seconds before repeating this behavior.
I almost want to believe that line about him being "depressed" only, why would he be depressed he is spoiled rotten with a beautiful tank?
I changed his water a couple days ago. 25-35% change, his water is crystal clear and clean.
I have fed him sparingly, usually a 2-3 flakes, 9-10 hours apart since the first incident of this.
His water remains at a comfortably stable 78 degrees, going down to maybe 76 at night. For the middle of winter, that seems acceptable. At this point, I am clueless. Parasite perhaps? Weird delayed reaction to one of the plants in the tank? (anubias, lilies, tiger lotus) I was actually about to order some more plants but I guess that's on hold for a while.