Anacharis, prefilter sponge, and cutup prefilter sponge + solo cup diffuuser have finally made it tolerable.
I don't run the filter all day, because it still kinda annoys him and I think he chases his reflection a bit more when it is on. It's been fairly decent though. Should I switch to all day filter?
His color is great. He made a bubble nest today and defended it, which made me very happy. We had some ghost shrimp issues with fin nipping, but they were quickly removed. I added cherry red shrimp today, and hes been chasing them around in a fairly harmless manner. In my heavily planted tank he now has a great game of hide and seek when he so desires and hopefully the shrimp keep the tank clean. They best not nip his fins but I can't imagine they would. I'll update tomorrow.
His eye is completely clear, but one of them seems a little swollen still. Anything I can do?
I have kept the epsom salts at approximately 1tsp/gallon, and the kanaplex approximately 2 spoons for 10 gallons every 2 days. I'm starting to worry about long term effects on his liver. Should I cease the kanaplex for a while, and up the epsom salts?
Its gotten colder in my area so I ordered a nicer heater.