I have read so many symptons for so many different ailments, but I cannot pinpoint one disease/illness. "Stan" is slightly bloated, has faded colors, will not eat, the outlines of his gills are dark blue and he is lethargic. I must admit that I did not change his water for 1 1/2 weeks, but I don't THINK those are the syptoms of ammonia/nitrate poisoning?
I have added a bit of sea salt (I am out of aquarium salt) to his tank, and he seems to have perked up a bit. I will try a salt bath in the morning once I purchase more aquarium salt, but am curious as to what the experts out there think is wrong with him. He looks fine for a few days, then looks like he's going to die for a few days. He was laying at the bottom of the tank, now he's near the top - he hasn't made a bubble nest in days. Poor guy - he looks terrible! Any advice is greatly appreciated!