Since 9/15/09 I've been blessed with having Cinder in my life. He's been a delight and a joy in so many ways.
I recently moved to yet another new place and Cinder started making bubblenests right away. He's been energetic and happy and attentive to just about everything in the new place.
This morning, however, I went over to feed him and discovered, to my great alarm and horror, that his scales are greatly raised. He tried to greet me with his usual enthusiasm but quickly returned to his plant to rest; he ate nothing this morning.
I've been home all day keeping an eye on him. He's done very little swimming and not much else.
He's slept on his plant all day (just below the surface). It hurts me so to see him in such a state but I must let nature take its course and try to make him as comfortable as I can.
So... sorry for not keeping in touch with the forum for so long and sorry to be the bearer of bad news.