I made a 60% water change today with the new conditioner after the 100% change I did on Tuesday, and the water has stayed crystal clear! I think that Chief looks so much better! Today is the first time since he's been sick that his main tail fin (whatever it's called) has been this open and flowing. Those two little fins that hang down below his gills are still a little stringy looking, but I think we have progress! What do y'all think?
I've attached a few pictures from today. It was hard to get a good one, since he was swimming around. Also, the light is on in one picture from earlier today to help show his fins (before he noticed his reflection), but I can't leave it on for more than a few seconds because it creates a glare, and Chief will flare up at his reflection until I turn the light off. Any suggestions on how to fix that? I'd like to leave the light on, especially since it helps heat the water. We're having a cold spell here in GA and his water has gone down to 70-72*, and I'm a little worried about him.
I'll be leaving in a few days for a week, and I'll be taking Chief with me. Do you think he'll be ok in my old 1 gallon tank for a week? I can change the water as often as needed.
Also, is it ok to put caps on the water jugs that have his conditioned water in them? Or do I need to leave them open? I have three gallons that sit on the floor between water changes, and I'd like to keep the caps on them so that they don't spill and so my roommate's dog doesn't try to drink out of them.