Epsom salt retrieval has been successful!
With the daily water changes for less than a week, I have really seen a change in Puck without much else. His color has been more vibrant than I have seen in four months, when I first bought him. He is so much more active and is darting around happily. With the bigger tank and the daily water changes (I was doing only a 50-100% water changes once a week with a much smaller bowl than what he is in now) I can already see a difference in not only his personality and color, but his fins: The ends of his fins are not dark and curled inwards anymore; they are pointing outward, a good direction, and if I look really closely I can see an extension on them, clear in color. I'm sure that is more than a good sign. Even better, however, is that painful-looking hole has shrunk down to almost pinhole size. He's been swimming around since I walked into the room for a while now so I haven't been able to get a good picture, but I think for the next few weeks I am going to take pictures of him and his progress and post them here, just so I can see how well it goes, and maybe show other people too how easy water changes (and starting tonight, Epsom salts) can really help fin rot. :)
Thank you so much everyone!
Maureen + Puck
Last edited by Pucky21811; 08-04-2011 at 04:56 PM.