Thanks Butterfly...you are right. I got rid of the ammonia but am dealing with the nasty results of the problem that I had. I don't have gravel, just one silk plant which I rinse with super hot water at each water change. I think the focus now is getting rid of the rot which I hope JFE works well. He looks worse today than he did even this morning. I know I just did the first dose so it's too early to tell but I am getting skeptical if this will work or not.
The JFE says one dose, then another dose four days later...how should I do water changes during those four days? Any ideas? I don't want him to sit in there without changes but I don't want to wash all the meds out. What do you think I should do?
Karma...the ammonia won't keep hurting him cause I now use Amquel which gets rid of ammonia and other junk in the water. I don't think I can swing bottled water cause if I do it for him I would do it for all four and that can be pricey....50 cents a gallon up the street. I would need a total of 7 gallons every few days. Amquel works fine. I also treat all the water and let it sit now for a day or two between changes.