So, last night I went out and picked up a bunch of stuff for my new little guy, Fiyero. Yes, he's named after the man in the book, Wicked. He was looking pretty gloomy for the past few days (he has ich... today was his last day of meds, but I'm going to put in an extra two days, just to be absolutely sure), and I bought him a new filter and heater. I put in the new stuff and he's seeming a lot more energetic now.
I turned off his light for a little bit to test out an airstone for a different tank (limited outlets, yay. =P ), and when I turned it back on, I found two horizontal black bars on his sides. I know that these are signs of stress or fright, but I'm wondering how serious it is when the bars actually show up. Gregory has never showed any bars before, so this is completely new to me.