For any of you that are wondering - MAC THE FISH STILL LIVES!!!!!
His tail appears to be very slowly growing back, and he has a couple of black marks on it that are apparently a sign of healing.
Black marks can also mean a parasite but it is unlikely for three reasons:
- They are too big and aren't uniform enough to be a parasite
- Mac is still alive and a parasite would probably have killed him by now
- Mac can't be that unlucky - to lose 4 tank mates, his tail and then get a parasite!
I suppose this story really has become a fishy tail! *groan*