It's a parasite, so yes, it would be contagious. other guy appears to be fine so far. Luckily, I noticed this whole problem while doing a very thorough tank cleaning/ water change, so things are in good shape. I'm just going to keep feeding him good quality food and change the water and hope everything stays good.
Sakura, is there anything I can use in place of almond or oak leaves? I think i read once certain kinds of teas will work? I don't know... I think waiting that long for them to ship if I bought online would maybe be too late..
Thanks ANHEL :) Yes, it's quite a process. I'm Canadian, so I am only allowed to apply to one school in the country, who only takes 125 students a year, which slows things down. And yes, you do have to submit references and recommendations when you apply.