The tail spot is gone, now the tail is just torn, but the color is back to normal. He is more active today but having trouble eating. It is like he can't really see the foot and he just bites many times over and over until he finally get it.
It took him 10 minutes to eat what he would normally eat in just one. But at least he is eating.
The filter is very baffled on the intake with extra sponges and on the outtake, burried under gravel with an aquarium sponge to cover it. there is no current. Minimal movement to the water and he can just float when he wants.
He keeps bumping his head on his leaf hammock, again looks like he can't really see it. His eyes look fine though. He will also try to bite at airbubble on the surface if one forms, like he thinks it is food.
I dimmed the aquarium lights by putting some electric tape over 80% of the LED's to see if maybe they were too bright for him. Maybe I should open some of them back up?
I found a high level PH test and I tested my tap water, it has a PH of 8.8. I did use the PH down to bring it down to 7.6. I am looking for peat moss, but all my local garden stores have it only with fertilizer, so I am going to look for it online.
The water has been crystal clear since the filter went in, so I am glad about that, the white cloudiness seems to be cleared up. But I am still doing daily water changes. I changed to Prime water conditioner as suggested by someone earlier as I heard it is more effective at removing amonia in the tap water.
He is more active, swimming around more, but still not himself. I am hoping his tail will just heal and that will be the end of it. I hope his vision returns to normal too, but now I don't know what to do except provide clean water.
It was very hard to take a picture of the spot, it is not ich as it is a very different spot. This is the best photo I was able to get.
Oh, BTW, the spot was on his tail fin, not on his head. the rest of his body looks clear and clean.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do?