Went to the barn, got a bit mad at the horse (being rowdy today, threw me off twice, grr), got some work done, babysat for 5 hours or so, then rushed off to Big Al's to get Leo. :P And that's my day.
I know this is a... well, kind of personal (for lack of a better word) question, but if you don't mind me asking, what was the rough shipping cost for Tux? I've been considering buying from Aquabid, but I'm a bit leary of the prices.
In terms of the parasites... there is a good possibility, yes... When you next do your water changes, put in 1 tsp of aq salt per gallon- and if he twitches, tries to cough something up, or spurts around the tank like he's in pain/agitated, those are good signs that he has parasites. Do you know how to treat him for gill parasites?