I only use drinking (purified not distilled) water; I don't use tap water, but today I used Spring Water since someone brought up maybe there was something wrong with my drinking water and I didn't want to risk using tap water...
I'm a little bit worried about him, even though he's responsive now. I blow at his water gently when I want his attention, and he darts about actively again. But he's having balancing problems (I believe someone told me that could happen if you use too much salt, which I accidentally did when both my mom and I added salt independently of each other but did not know the other did so).
He's just sleeping on his side now, and I still think he might have a vision problem because he's having a lot of difficulty finding his food. His bottom fin is also extremely clumped for some reason. He's breathing fine, so I don't think it's the water anymore (and I made sure to add the Kent, just to get rid of any extra ammonia that might be hanging around). The discoloration of his head is starting to worry me...there's no growths or anything it just looks like patches of his color just...fell off :(. Here's an updated picture.
Oh and thanks for the turkey baster idea guys!! I tried using a straw today and put my finger on the other end which holds some water and slowly changing his water that way (so he wouldn't get too stressed). I will look into getting a turkey baster, that sounds better than a vacuum at the moment, since the reviews said that those things can be too strong!
Last edited by missmayr; 06-27-2012 at 12:05 AM.