thanks, good luck to you to. maybe this will help:
i just went down to old town aquarium, this major local place downtown chicago. they gave me to the resident fish expert and he recommended i quit all salting! he said don't salt the regular water changes. he also gave me attisons almond leaf extract to put in the water on a regular basis for both my guys and gave me something to do soaks with for 8 hours a day for 3 days. it's called seachem polyguard. i'm supposed to put him in an er tank, clean out his normal tank, let him soak for 8 hours in the polyguard, and then put him back into his regular tank for overnight, with the almond leaf extract. then do it again for at least 3 days, every other day. i'll let you know how it works!!