I have a handsome little fellow named Mr. Waffles who decided to get himself into a conundrum yesterday. He swam inside his castle and found I tunnel that I didn't know existed and got himself stuck. I helped get him out and he was lethargic with some parts of his dorsal fin missing and his anal tail has a decent portion missing.
He ate a little last night and wasn't using his left "side" fin. He's using the side fin today and seems more active. He has a filtered tank (I removed the carbon and left the "bubbly" part in because he actually likes the noise/vibration) and added BettaFix and some water conditioner. I'm going to do a 50% water change today--I didn't want to cause more stress on the little guy by doing it last night. I removed and discarded the castle entirely.
Is there anything else I should be doing? I feel so bad for Mr. Waffles. I checked on him throughout the night and am doing everything I can to nurse him back to health...
He has some "white" areas now where the damage was (dorsal, a little caudal and some on his hind tail). Is this a normal part of the fishy healing process?
He was perfectly healthy before he decided to be a little adventuresome fellow...
Thank you for all of your help in advance... I'm a nurse and know how to save people, but need a little help from experts when it comes to this little guy.