As I passed his tank on my way to the loo, Nacho swam along with me. I stopped and my heart skipped. Could it be so easy? Was he feeling better already? Why, his tail even looked somewhat--does fluffier apply to a fish? He was swimming, not floating, and I saw that as a good sign. I cautiously dropped a few pellets in the water and watched. HE ATE THEM!! And there is just the slightest trace of a bubble nest in the corner. Phew! I am still heading out to a more reputable fish store to pick up some things to balance the water and see what they think I should do. But still, I can't deny that his current level of activity is putting me in a good mood.
I'm in love with a fish. Lord help me.