hey guys, just a quick update. he has been in his salt mixture in his tank for 2 days now. i changed his water this morning when i got up and gave him the second dose. his fins look better already, so i hope the progress keeps going up. i really honestly do not know why this all happened, but im so very glad that he is getting better :). thank you sakura, and everybody else who helped me out with this one and i will continue to use the salt treatment for a week or until his fins get unclamped all the way. thank you everybody :) btw, happy veterans day!