I returned today from a one week vacation. All the fish were fine except for my newest guy. When I returned, he had clamped fins. They were not fed during the week except for twice by my cousins, who fed them two pellets on two different days. Lights were on timers for approx 9 hrs/day. I just did a 50% water change and bumped up the temp to around 84ish. Added some aquarium salt. I don't want to treat him with meds if possible, but what do you think?
I have very little experience with sick fish, especially clamped fins, so any advice or suggestions would be MUCH appreciated!
Here is the run down:
Appearance Changes: clamped, sticky fins, slightly bloated.
behavior Changes: same as before I left
Eating Habits: gobbled up the pellets i gave him when i returned
Other: very skittish fish, but is very active as before and eating with no problem. Appeared bloated after I gave him pellets today when I returned.
Time you noticed the illness: today
Size: 6.6 gallon
Filtration/Aeration: whisper 2-10 internal
Frequency of Tank Cleaning: once week / ~25%
Water Additives: prime
Feeding (food type/frequency): aqueon pellets, usually two pellets AM & PM, but only twice this past week, 2 pellets each time.
Tank Mates: used to have another male on the other side of the divider, but gave him to someone locally.
Any treatment so far and when: gave him Jungle parasite Clear when I got him, just in case. this when he was quarantined. Have had him for approx. 3 - 4 weeks.
List any past health problems: n/a
Here are pics of him today. You can compare him to my avatar which was from the week before I left.