Hi OFL - Ok here goes...
The temp is 78-79, using a preset Tetra heater.
He's much more active now, and always begs for food. He get's Hikari Gold pellets & frozen
There are 2 live plants in there (not sure the names, but they are low light types).
It is filtered.
He is the only fish, no snails in it either.
I change a gallon a week. I used RO water with a little AmQuel & SeaChem Replenish.
I haven't tried any meds or salt ever.
Any ideas? It does look like the fins are opening up a bit more...I put a floating mirror in, he's very interested in it.