The only visible signs of Hephaestion’s illness.
His gills are curled forward, his body is super veiny, more so than when he’s just really active, his tail and gills are quite pink, and even the rest of his body is pinker than normal. The camera doesn’t capture the colour well, his veins are brighter and all over, not so pale and barely visible.
There is also something up with the skin around his eye, it doesn’t normally look like that, but it’s a miniscule detail I’m surprised I noticed.
His tail isn’t curved forward yet, so I think there’s hope! I don’t want to lose him :( he’s only about 5 years old. I’m waiting on the go ahead from caudata to use methylene blue, as I don’t know if the almond leaves will make it on time.