I turned on my lamp tonight - and I think Lakitu has burns on his gills! This is absurd! What could cause that besides ammonia? I cleaned the tank yesterday when I moved him here to the table (he was in the kitchen window before). I did not notice this last night! He was fine, and I was admiring his tail re-growth.
It took me a while (since he knows camera = flash sometimes and swims away) but I have some pics.
He's in a 3 gallon kritter keeper. No filter but an air stone (to keep nasty protein off the surface). It's heated and the temp stays between 75 and 82. Don't know paramters bc I never tested them but I clean the thing 100% weekly. He's acting fine as well. Ate his bloodworms and pellets.
Now that my pics are uploaded you can only see the red here in this one. The red is on both sides