The little breeder tank I have takes about 16 ounces of water. I realize that's small but it's all I have. If I have to use the epsom salts, about how much would I put in that tank with him? Or should I put the salts right in my 5 gallon tank where he lives?
We aren't going to be able to increase the temperature as we have one of those non-adjustable heaters and my wife will not let me spend money on a new one. She says that she's spent way too much money on "These damn two inch long fish". At this point, she's getting stressed and ticked off and is almost to the point of flushing the fish. Her version of pet care and my version of pet care are two totally different things. She was raised with the viewpoint that "These are animals, not people. If they get injured or sick, you put them down rather than spend hard earned money to nurse them back to health". I was raised the opposite way so we're fighting a LOT about the fish right now as I want to care for them but I need to be allowed to buy stuff to do that and she's not happy with me spending ANY money at the moment because we already overspent on tanks, filters, heaters, etc.. for two tanks. She was expecting to get a $3.00 fish. Put it in a $5 bowl, and be done with it.
I was lucky that she allowed me to buy that little breeder tank. My idea is to use it as a water acclimation tank so that we don't have to float a pet store's bag or plastic cup in the tank. Heck. I was lucky that she allowed me to buy the bottle of Ick treatment.