I just wanted to say thanks, and post an update.
Heating his bowl is making a difference. He actually swam around today. More activity than the last two weeks combined! And he played hide and seek with me for a bit when he saw the camera. Stinker!
Anyway, right now - since we still don't have a heater - I have sat his bowl on a heating pad. It seems to be working. Last night he just kind of layed in the back where the pad touched the glass, so he was soaking up some heat.
Today the bowl is still cool to the touch but not COLD like it was before.
Petsmart is about an hour and a half from here, and we haven't made it out to there since my daughter has been sick - but she is no longer spewing like the excorcist so we are going shopping tomorrow! Im so excited. Not sure what all we are picking up tomorrow but we will be getting a heater if nothing else. I ordered one yesterday online, but noticed on my email confirmation that I ordered one for a 10 gallon tank not a 1 gallon, so I am going to have to return that!
My husband thinks Im crazy for being upset over "a fish" but I can't help it. I feel horrible knowing we haven't been caring for him right.
Anyway - here's some pics of Fishelstein from yesterday and today.
This was him yesterday morning. Just laying in the back of the bowl up against the glass that was touching the heating pad.
And here is today actually swimming around, getting some exercise.
He even tried to play hide and seek with me (his favorite game) - when he realized I had the camera out. Lil stinker. lol
After todays activity and perk up with the warmth of the heating pad - I am 100% convinced he was just so lethargic because he was cold. Can't wait to get him some proper heat, so he can get back to making me some bubbles...