My fish has lost his color.
He's normally a brilliant, vibrant red with little iridescent blue dots, but he's gone kind of brown, and has been that way since last Sunday, although sometimes he shows signs of improvement but then he goes back to the brown scales and fins.
His fins are very thin and he just doesn't look great.
He's perked up and he's pooped, no more bloated fishy, epsom salt is his best friend, it cured his popeye that he had a while back as well, but I have him in the QT for one more night just because I didn't have time to clean his tank out (It's got some Maracyn 2 in the water still) but I'm doing that tomorrow. I did a change on the QT as normal but didn't add anything but conditioner.
I'm assuming the best thing for him is a 100% change in his tank, and then change 25-50% of the water daily until he gets back to normal colorwise?
He's currently in a 1 gallon fishbowl that is sitting in his actual tank so I can heat the tank water to keep the QT warm.
His tank is 10 gallons, filtered, heated at 81 degrees (His preferred temperature). I change 50% of the water every Sunday, and treat it with AquaSafe.
What can I do to help him get his color back and make his fins strong again?