Alright so i finally got around to doing the bottle method of slowing the current down. Desmond is SO much happier. He can swim right up to the filter out take and have no problems! Im happy hes so much more chill now, but he still likes to go to the sides and use it as a tread mill haha. Hes a curious lil guy :) I didnt even have to tape it or anything i just bent it slightly and crammed it under the filter and set the filter down and the weight of the filter keeps it in place. Desmond is acctually hanging out in in the front of the tank for once. amazing so happy :)
here's a few pics.