I think he has ick. He's got the classic white spots on him, but his fins look like he's got fin rot too. My friend said he'll be okay to wait until we go to the fish store together tomorrow.
He's in a 2 gallon unheated tank, which is what my friend said was the problem. Too cold in the tank. He seemed perfectly fine until yesterday. He's by himself in there, so luckily I don't have to worry about any other animals getting sick.
What can I do in the mean time? My friend said his fins are frayed because he's rubbing against the plants/substrate because he's itchy. Does that sound right? I hope he doesn't have both ick and fin rot. He's my first fish ever, and I feel like such a bad mom!!
Should I change his water? I am probably going to go buy a heater today, but I want to get a bigger tank anyways... My friend said changing the water and tank right now would add more unneeded stress to him and to wait until he gets better. But I feel like the water should be changed?
Thanks! Sorry for the panic. I've read up on ick this morning and I'm finding a lot of different things to do, and I'm not sure which is right.