Fish Folk Posted March 9, 2022 Share Posted March 9, 2022 (edited) I sold a few discus at our Fish Club auction last week, with the goal that the remaining ones might begin pairing off. But starting Monday, I noticed they all seemed “off.” Really skittish. But I chalked it up to … changes in community. Tuesday, I noticed they weren’t as hungry as normal. I didn’t overthink it, but was bothered. Today, I decided to move my school of Glowlight Pygmy Barbs out of the 20-long Apisto breeding tank, over to the discus tank to provide “active” fish to relax the larger Cichlids. Also to remove a threat from eating Apisto fry. I plan to replace with 12x Pencilfish as dithers for Apistos that our LFS has in right now. FORTUNATELY, I looked at the thermometer in the Discus tank before doing anything… YIKES!!!! 65°-F… Oh no! Another heater breakdown?? I just replaced this one. I traced the cord back to the surge protector. Ah ha! No light. It was flipped off. I turn it back on… And that’s when I remembered… I brought this little chap into my fishroom Monday, and he was tinkering around down there… Ugh! Love this kid (he just learned how to say “Bet-tah”) but there’s a downside to leaving him unattended even for a few minutes! So… I perform a minor water change on the discus tank, adding warm water to help raise the temperature. I’ll wait to add the Pygmy barbs until temp stabilizes. Whew! We worry so much about illness and water chemistry, it’s easy to overlook temperature. Edited March 9, 2022 by Fish Folk 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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