Ok, I think Amadeus might be developing Ich, but I am not sure. So far I have only noticed one white spot. However, I hate to wait and let it get worse, so I think I am going to use some aquarium salt in his tank (NOT medication). My question is, should I take out the gravel and silk plants and such before using the salt? Also, should I turn off the filter? Will the salt affect the filter?
I've been considering removing the gravel anyway because I think it is too coarse and could tear his fins...is it okay for him to go without any gravel/substrate for a while until I can find a smoother option that I can afford?