His water is/has been okay. The only thing that was a little off was the amonia which was about .25. I went ahead and changed his water again. Everything thing else was okay. The ph was about 7.6.
We were gone all day today so I wasn't here to notice him. Earlier tonight I dropped his food in like I always do (except when he gets shrimp) and got some things ready for bed. When I went back to turn his light off I noticed that his food was still there. I bent down to find him and he was sitting at the top of the water in the back of the tank next to the heater. He wasn't moving. I tapped on the tank a few times and he still didn't move. He just kind of floated a little sideways. I went to tell my husband that I thought he had died. I was crying and we sat in our room for several minutes before he went down to check. Sam still wasn't moving. I went down and rubbed my finger on the tank next to him and his fins started moving a little. Then I saw his eye move. The he started swimming and trying to get his food. It was so weird. We decided that he wasn't looking good at all so if this was going to be his last meal, it should at least be shrimp since he loves those. I got some out and fed him like usual and he gobbled them up as usual. He was swimming after them and everything. After he ate, we watched him and he was swimming very spuraticly. It even looked like he was trying to jump up out of the water. He's hasn't done that since we first got him 9 mths. ago. We have a lid on the tank. He was sitting there still, and then he would swim really fast and dart around and then stop again. I decided to leave his light on until I could come back down to see what he was doing. I had to get our son to sleep. I just went back down about 30 min. ago and he's doing the same thing, although swimming around less. He's doing more of the sitting and not moving. It looks like I'm watching him fall asleep and then he jumps and his fins starting moving on the sides and he lifts his mouth out of the water for air then becomes still again. He's just doing that over and over. Although I just changed 50% of his water yesterday, I went ahead and changed 25% again and I put his castle back in. He had that until last week when I bought him a new sunken ship. I thought that might make him feel better at the time. But, like I said before, if this is his last night, I want him to be happy and comfortable with what he's always had.
I also noticed that the fin on the left side is looking worse too and when he's not moving, he has that one up against his side, and the other one is sticking out to the side as usual. I've never seem him sit like that with either of them tucked away like that. Then when he moves some to get air he puts it back out and it does move, but then he puts it back on his side.
So, if he makes it through the night, I really want to help him if that's possible. Like I said, I've used Maracyn twice and Fungus Eliminator twice and as you can see he's only gotten worse. Any help would be appreciated or any information about how he's acting now would be appreciated too.