Ahhh..thank you for the information. He seems to be doing so much better these days. I was kind of concerned last night because when I checked on him before going to bed, he had this stringy white stuff stuck to his mouth. He was frantically trying to get it off. So I grabbed a pair of tweezers and pull it off for him. It looked milky white and kind of like little fuzzy worms. Not sure if it was parasites or not. Today he looks great. He is getting some pretty colors on his top fin, and he is attacking his food when I feed him. He is like a bottomless pit..lol He doesn't look so ratty either. Hubby thinks he is gaining weight. I will keep doing the salt and such and hopefully he continues to improve. :) Today was the first time I actually saw him pooping as well, so I am thinking what is going in is actually coming out now, which I would think is a good thing for him. At least I know his intestines are working now.