Just wanted to post a quick update on Parli. I had been frantically posting all week trying to diagnose him for a clear sickness. He began to lose his color, get red streaky, and drop scales like crazy. I ultimately thought it was similar to columnaris and a gill infection, and began treating him for a bacterial infection with Maracyn and Maracyn 2. Today is the last day of treatment, and Mr. P has gotten most of his color back, isn't clamping his fins, and is eating like a little piggy! I'm so proud, happy, and relieved that he seems to be getting better. This Sunday will be our two week anniversary together, and they say the first two weeks are the most crucial for bringing home a new petstore fish. I hope we will have several happy years together! May sound silly, but Parli has brought immeasurable joy to my otherwise stressful college life and I'm happy he has pulled through whatever illness was troubling him.
Doesn't he look cute?