Originally Posted by sunlight
can you post new picture? You wrote fins whitish, is it white like cottony , fuzzy stuff on it or it more transparent clear ends? I just surprised with those water changes and epsom salt i though he would get better. Unless he bit his fins again? Usually with tail biting it should heal slowly though.
Yes, I will get a picture tonight. It didn't seem cottony or fuzzy, he has/had transparent patches near the tops & on the tips of his anal fin. His other fins don't appear to be affected. His caudal fin actually has regrowth that is starting to get color.
Oh and I cupped him this morning. He was swimming fine last night so I gave him 1 of a new spectrum life small fish pellet. Well, within a couple of hours he was floating. Not bloated, just floating. He's also in an epsom salt/almond leaf treatment (and the fin rot meds). This morning I caught him trying to wedge himself up in under the heater so I decided it's just better to keep him in a cup (again, poor thing).
A couple of weeks ago he took a nose dive out of his cup and onto the floor (was being treated for bloat/constipation at that time). I'm wondering if the fall permanently damaged his swim bladder. Every time he eats, no matter how little it is, he starts to float. But he doesn't seem to swell & he is going poo. There was a couple of poos in his tank last night when I cleaned it. And they are nice healthy dark brown poos.