My apologies for not posting regular updates on Neptune, but we just needed to see how he was responding to the meds at the end of 5 days.
At this point in time (we're on Day 9) we have mixed feelings. His dorsal fin which almost shrunk to two lines and was ghostly white seems to be getting back the blue color. In fact everyday, we see the extent of color increasing. So far, so good!
What actually is worrying is that the base of the fin where the body meets the fin has probably got worse over a few days. I'm inclined to believe that the fin rot has been contained (and healing as the clumps have disintegrated), but the part where the body is white is worrisome. Has anyone encountered similar issues? Is this an indication that the old injury as healing and new skin is forming? (just like us human beings?)
Neptune has been happy in his bowl all the time. He feeds on 3 pellets twice a day and on 3 bloodworms every week. He swims about fine and responds to calling.
We got a 10 gallon tank for him today and plan to move him from the 1g bowl in 4 days. YAY!
EDIT: The meds are still continuing in week 2. We also add Stress Coat to his water every 2 days.