We're sorry to hear about him. We're waiting for our older one to share Phantom's fate. Our older tad is having the same problem. It seems that he is not eating much, and his intestines are filled with gas. This is causing him to float belly up. We tried shallow water also, with no luck. He has good days and bad days. We don't expect him to make it. It is kind of strange, that they both had the same problem. It must be linked to the albinism, somehow. I guess we'll both be watching our younger tads, with crossed fingers.
We got the parents of these guys from a breeder in Wyoming.
Anyway, here are our two. You can see the older one has little food in his gut, and lots of gas instead.
We hope to hear about your new guy's progress.
We'll keep you updated on ours too.