I was very bad. I went to walmart and ended up with 2 sympathy buys. I tried to resist because I didn't want to support bad care, etc, yadda yadda but they both reminded me so much of my old Dal "Fish" (who started this entire addiction) that I had to take them home.
I did give the employee an earful (politely) and she cleaned the rest of the cups right away and I'll be writing to corporate as usual but I still couldnt' leave these guys.
Now onto their symptoms:
swim bladder issues (floating up)
parasites? (stringy white stuff coming from vent)
had or has fin rot
will not eat parasite food or frozen daphnia
bloated (assuming its from the parasites)
gills seem inflamed.
will eat food but will not touch parasite food
bloated (assuming it's from parasites)
Right now they're both in 1 gallon glass jars that are only filled 1/2 way (so they can get air easier). The room temp is warm enough that they'll be alright until I decide whether they can handle a larger volume of water or not.
I'm not even sure if they'll last the night but I want to try. I haven't added any medications to their tanks yet until I decide what the best course of action is.
Here's pics.. if anyone remembers "Fish" you'll understand why I couldn't leave them. They just reminded me too much of him.