I gotta admit, and I know your intention was not to make me cry but it did. I have gone above and beyond to make my fish happy. You also have to admit this was never brought up by anyone during aqny of my builds or research. It just wasn't on the radar. I have no access to the tank for approximatley 9 hours a day. I have setup a backup plan now. I have a friend who would have come over 15 min away but he needed a ride. I also have my soon to be father in law who is 25 min away. I found all this out and made the options available in case this happens again.
As far as the fish, he was swimming near the top of the water, and i managed to net him. He was in the empty 55g while I setup the 10g qt.
he is now in a half filled 10g tank with 2 air bubblers and a dose of all natural voogles supposed fish immune booster. I don't know where to go from here. it's not ich.
I spoke to the lfs
that I got him from, he recommended hyper salinity, so the 10qt is lower than where he was at.
He has what looks like his face peeling, his eyes are clear and his fins look ok. His back blue top fin is pretty much black right now instead of blue.
So that is where I'm at.
I thank you all for your suggestions while I was off freaking out. I appreciate it. I'm still freaking out, I just don't know what to do next.