how soon should i upgrade tank sizes?

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before you say anything - yes, i know this tank is too small for him (possibly him anyways), it started out as his nursery tank from when he was tiny tiny and now i’m wondering how urgent it is that i get a bigger tank (20 gallon long minimum)
i just feel really bad keeping him in what feels to me like a cramped space ;(
wanted to ask you all your opinions on how soon he needs a change - thanks in advance :)

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    axolotl nerd: @Chak, yeah he’s being treated rn. he has a tiny bit on his gills and i caught it early +1
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