Sorry for posting so many questions at once--I thought I was out of the woods after I picked up a [seemingly] healthy little CT this morning. I put him in the tank, got him set up, and immediately noted strange white pigmentation on his fins and body. Of course I had no idea what this was (being a novice fishkeeper with one extremely hardy little VT who has survived just about everything I could throw at him).
What do I do now? How quickly does this progress? I can't raise the temperature (my heater is preset to a certain temperature which I can't change). Can I add salt? Is table salt okay? What about Ich meds from the petstore?
Help! I don't want him to die! He isn't listless or acting sick at all, but the tank hasn't cycled yet so I will be doing lots of water changes in the next few days.
He is in a 10 gallon tank (solo, but he occupies a 5-gallon side).