So he's my deal. I have no experience with fish or tanks. I bought one fish last week and it died 2 days after getting it. It was clearly sick, now that I know how these fish are supposed to look/act.
Now I have two. One came from the same store as the one that passed, and one came from a great store. The one from the better store is doing great. Eating everything (and acting like it's not enough, lol) swimming around, watching everything around it...it even seemed to enjoy swimming though the current when the filter is on.
The other one seemed pretty happy in a vase with a plant to hid in, but didn't seem to want to eat (I figured he was picky) I put them both into a 10 gallon and this one found a corner and pretty much stayed there. He swims very little, and only eats when no one is nearby. I think he may just be shy or stressed but I'm worried. Now he seems to have whiter scales under his chin area. However, the two fish have been flaring at each other like crazy and I found a small area that's rough on the divider, so I'm wondering if he hurt himself on that.
I've been reading that many people do 100% water changes daily, and salt baths for sick fish.
First, should I do these things as a preventative? Even though I'm not sure anything is really wrong with him.
Second, doesn't it stress them out? Moving from one tank, to a cup, to another cup, to the tank, daily?
How do I do a salt bath, and with what salt?