and apparently in Canada, we have banned the sale of broad-spectrum antibiotic-like things for pets, I'd have to pack him up and take him to a vet.
Petsmart.com (US) lists lots of options, petsmart.ca
(canada).. not so much.
Best I could find is API super ICK cure which contains a broad-spectrum antibiotic (nitrofurazone) and malachite green which is a decent antifungal. Somehow that must have snuck past the regulations. I'm going to try to pick some up today.
Nitrites at 2 this morning so I did 2 x 25% water changes back to back. re-dosed prime and added salt.
And somewhere in his franticness over the water change he broke his infected pectoral fin off
There is still half a fin there, hopefully it regrows. It was the one that was hanging limply behind him as he swam so I think it was broken or injured for some time.
And there is a (smaller) fungal growth on the other pectoral fin, I'm hoping the salt will help. Otherwise I get the super ICK cure today and try that.
Indian Almond leaves on order, will take a day or two to get here.
Thanks for all your help everyone.
I write this mostly to vent. Feels like every time I do a water change something bad happens! Nitrites go up, fins break. Gaah.