I have a 60 gal
freshwater tropical community tank. A few days ago, my African leaf fish got stuck swimming through a hole in a decoration. I'm not sure how long he was there, no longer than overnight, but he messed himself up pretty good. I was able to gently push him through the next morning, but he's been pretty mopey since it happened. He's normally very active and full of personality, but he's been sulking and hiding since it happened. He's got two injured areas and I'm not sure if there's anything I should do to help him. I've been keeping an eye on the tank and no one seems to be picking on him. Tonight he also finally showed enough spunk to swim to the top to eat.
I'm not sure if I should just give him a few days and see if the areas heal? They're looking almost a little swollen and the scales are just tore up. I will try to go get some pictures to upload. He's one of my favorite fish and I'm really bummed this happened! He's not using all his fins and his spines along his top don't stand up anymore.
Sorry if I'm not using any of the correct lingo or terms. This is my first time posting, as I've been able to handle everything else my tank has thrown at me so far.