Okay so my VT had internal parasites that he is finally recovering from internal parasites after a week and I put him back into his five gallon today from his one gallon hospital tank. He was floating uncontrollably and slightly bloated and was in Epsom Salt for a week. I finally figure out it was internal parasites, treated him for a few days with Parasite Clear and he pooped out a few long worms! Now he is swimming normally so I put him back in his 5 gallon. During his time in the hospital tank I noticed his gills getting lighter spots on them but it looked like a light blue. He is blue so I figured the coloring may be normal, but now after a few hours back in his five gallon his whole head seems a bit lighter! I can't tell if its fungus or something... He zooms around his tank a lot. It doesn't look really raised or fuzzy to me... But I could be wrong. I've never dealt with fungus before. Also, his new tank decorations were developing that white cottony like coating that I've been scrubbing off if it makes a difference...
My CT last week started taking a while to eat his food. He would only eat it if it was right in front of his mouth. Now he's not touching it at all. I've tried feeding him Aqueon pellets, Omega One pellets and now NLS pellets as well as freeze dried blood worms and he won't touch any of them! He was eating the Aqueon pellets and omega one pellets fine at first so I know they aren't too big, and the NLS one are even smaller. He also is kind of lethargic at times, sort of resting his tail on the substrate and not swimming around quickly like my VT. I don't see any other physical symptoms.
Both are in a 5 gallon filtered tank at 78 degrees.
Both have had a 50% water change today and ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are at 0. Neither tank is cycled yet.
Both get the NLS pellets now.
Both have Prime conditioner in their water as well as stress coat as of today for my CT and for a week for my VT since he started his ES treatments.
I am trying to get a good picture of the VT and will take a video of both tanks at the same time to compare their activity levels...