Happy to say the lil guy is doing better, not perfect but better. Mood is 50/50, warms up to you but not as accepting to visitors as was originally. Thank god his swelling/bloat has gone down. Ive changed the water a couple times and added aquarium salt and fed him about 6 boiled and shelled peas since and hes looking better. Hes not getting away with suicide that easily.
For all those diy fans out there, i will attach a photo of the mesh grill i made, well my bro in law is a security door installer so we custom made 2 L shaped mesh guards on either side that will be screwed into some wood to weigh it down, i will paint the wood to match and it also serves as a handle to pick up the mesh.
Heres some pics, enjoy. And thanks for the well wishes, hopefully all up from here.