Originally Posted by blufish425
When you add any type of medication/treatment turn off the filter. Epsom salt should help with swelling so keep him on that for now. Can you get a pic of this blotch?
We got home today and the blotch shrank to 1/4 of it's original size, it's now just a red spot on his fin about 1/8" around. He's eating like he's never had food...been a few days, so we gave him 3 pellets. He swam around like he wanted more. He's still bloated on one side as well. We set up a new 5g hospital tank with water we've had sitting with treatment and water from his old tank 60/40 respectively. The filter in the 5g is flowing through API nitro-zorb media (no carbon)...the only parameter that was even close to imperfect. We dosed him with some Jungle Lifeguard. We took some plants from an old aquarium, washed them well in white vinegar...rinsed them well...now he's just laying on top of them. He has a small (pinky nail sized) patch of white scales....nothing fluffy or worm looking...on his belly.
I appreciate all the help. Thank you all so much.