Thanks Dragonfish, I add the the people from WA and always let them know what I'm doing, I have a few guys that need a new home =]
And thanks Tiki, I'm trying.
His eyes have cleared up completely, and look slightly less absurd. He's a little less bloated. I gave him 1 pellet since he's in medicated water and needs some energy, he's gone through a lot these past few days. His fins are so brittle and pale =[
Also, I got him to "flare" today. It was like he forgot how. He opened his gills, and on one side his beard opened a little, but didnt go down, and I couldn't see the beard on the other side open really. Anyway, since he's done that, HE HASNT STOPPED FLARING! It's so funny. Anything and everything, he's mad at it. He looks like a kid who just discovered how to hit his sister with a stick. I'm hoping that with time and practice he'll get it right, if not, it will just be an endearing trait of his that he doesnt know how to flare.