The daphnia should be here by tomorrow (Wed). We had to order it in from Vancouver! Needless to say that we got hammered on the delivery charges since we are just outside of Toronto but we will try just about anything for this little guy.
The more I look at him the more I think that it could be a combination of constipation and some kind of internal parasite (or tumor). In the case of the constipation we have the daphnia. I also realize that if it is a tumour we are pretty much out of luck. But in the event that it is a parasite, can anybody recommend any kind of medicine? So far we are looking at getting the Jungle Anti-Parasite Medicated Fish Food (at Petsmart) because it is about all that we can find around here. Since he has a lot of white stuff floating around the bowl which appears to be coming out of him (almost like he is smoking), we are thinking parasite. Here is a link to the food:
Anti-Parasite Medicated Fish Food - Medications - Fish - PetSmart
Is there anything else we should consider in terms of medicated foods or whatever?