A couple months ago i was given a free fish, he was bouncing along at the bottom of a community tank in my LFS. He had no trace of fins, except his pectorals.
I got him home, did a 10 day salt treatment to cure the Rot and start healing the lost fins. Well i did a damn good job.
He has a back problem, im not sure what it is, but he cant swim right, he is more verticle, and sits at the bottom on his tail.
Over the last week, his fins have rapidly grew, i thought it would be a good thing...but now when i flair him, i see he is a Halfmoon.
He is in a 1.5 gallon, with only 5 inches of water so he can reach the surface easily, he has a plant and a hammock that he can lay in to be right at the surface. Laity he had had alot more trouble getting his tail off of the sand, and more and more he gives up on trying to get into his plant or his hammock, and lays in the sand. When i fed him this morning, he managed to wiggle onto his hammock, and waited for me to drop the food just over his head. Usually he would go after the ones i just randomly dropped, but he ignored them for the sake of the ones i put right over him.
He is looking more and more tired, and having a really hard time...
What should i do?
i could lower his water to 3 inches...he is a big boy so he would never really get compleatly out of the sand...
Or should i put him down?
i dont know what to do.