I just did a 25% water change in his 10 gallon tank. I was too afraid to put him in a bowl without a heater in my 68 degree house. He does seem much happier with the clean water! He swam around for a minute or two, which I have not seen him do all day. He returned to his corner after a few minutes but seems to have perked up a bit and has been wiggling around a little more. My tank is not cycled... I really don't know much about cycling. I will be sure to get some Epsom Salt asap tomorrow. As for the water quality, I have to admit, he did have the same filter cartridge in his tank for quite a while. I rinsed it out regularly and cleaned it just to save myself the cost. While I was at the store today getting his medicine I actually got a new package of filters and put one in, only to take it out an hour later realizing that it could be absording the medication. Since around 4pm his tank has been running without a filter.
I plan on doing a 100% water change and tank cleaning tomorrow and giving him another dose of his medication, along with epsom salt. Does this sound like a good route to go?
Also, I may sound silly, but what is AQ? lol.