That was the same instinct that made me get my little Aki. Gotta save at least one of these babies from a possibly horrible life, then death. :(
I need to update you guys on Aki. Been an interesting few weeks. I do believe he had a swim bladder problem last week, as he was being very lethargic, and fitting all the signs of such. After about 2 days he was back to normal.
Now the little guy just likes to pace against the front of the tank when I have the lights on, probably seeing his reflection or something... Otherwise he is fine,but is appetite has changed a bit; he isn't as crazy about bloodworm as he was before he got sick.
Otherwise he is perfectly fine and more energetic than ever. Also, his colors are really starting to show, and his fins are clearly getting bigger. I will have to get some pictures and video the next few days.