So Jack was recently diagnosed with dropsy after becoming very lethargic, appearing bloated, and having the appearance of that fatal "pineconing".
It's been two days. He's been in quarantine with the water just a little warmer than usual, 1 tsp per gallon of salt and antibiotic meds. I've been doing daily 100% changes.
He seems not to recognize me or food at all right now. He hasn't eaten and does not react to my fingers or food right in front of his face. (In the past he would literally jump at my fingers and snatch up food.)
On the other hand, his condition does not appear to have worsened. In fact, I may be fooling myself but I sort of think that he looks a little less pineconed.
I guess I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. Though I'm going to finish the med cycle soon, so at that point he'll just be in the fresh salty water with daily changes. I really would love it if he pulled through, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up.