So I went in to get some medication for my dear boy kaida's bump just this weekend and came home with a new brother now named Kenji from the specialist marine store. (it begins...)
But much to my horror I realized that I had forgotten to buy him a leaf hammock! Knowing how much Kaida likes his I wandered to the local pet store and there in a teeny unheated bowl I saw this little boy.
Bloated stomach, floating despite his best efforts to swim down, fin rot and a general hopelessness. Of course I bought him despite having no room so in a couple of days I went from one fish to three.
New fishy has been moved to a one gallon hospital tank with a plant and leaf hammock to jam himself into (he constantly tries to right himself before apparently running out of energy) So far I am using IAL that I prepared like a tea and added the cooled water to the tank as well as Epsom salts to try and relieve the bloating.
Is there anything more you think I should add for him?
Since this is his first day home with me the usual fill out sheet seemed a little blank since I cannot answer many of the questions.
I am sorry the pictures are blurry, my phone was having real difficulty focusing on him but they do show both his floating and the general lumpiness of his shape. His scales look healthy but the fins are shriveled badly. I can't see any signs of fungus as of yet.