Originally Posted by jadaBlu
I have beautiful white double moon veiltail I took home- overnight it is showing sorenesss or redness near it's gills but not inside them. It was another poor fish stuck in dirty water. The inside of it's cup had algae growing on the lid so I don't think Petco ever changed his water. He has minor fin rips also. The fish is alert swimming and looking ok otherwise. Is there hope to heal him up? Will saltwater do the trick or should I go with something else? His temporary housing will be filtered, heated 2 gallon tank. I can post pics a little later today.
For now warm clean water will help him the most, I would use some AQ salt of 1/2 to 1 full teaspoon per gallon pre-dissolved and keep a close eye on him, to see if he is actually sick or not, It's hard for any of us to tell with no pic, don't use the aq salt for more than 10 days.