Kirrashi Posted September 11, 2022 Share Posted September 11, 2022 Hey all, this is Blueberry. Purchased 8/27, seemed totally fine, very active. Ignored offered food for several days after we got him home, after a week we figured out he was eating small bladder snails and tiny worms. Paid no attention to brine shirimp, but excitedly ate the little water fleas we found in another tank. After that he seemed to learn the signs of ‘the humans are giving you food’ and ate when fed. Til today, he still seems to be hunting the tiny worms, but spat out or ignored offered food. He is looking significantly tattered compared to previously, and we want to make sure it doesn’t get worse. A couple times he has done a wierd thing where he rubs his gill on a leaf or decor, and then jumps across the tank like he got cartoon-electrocuted. He will do it two or three times in a row, and then go back to his normal behavior. Photos of him a week ago, and earlier today. (The lighting is less in the today photos) Tank details: pH 7.2 Nitrates 0 Hardness 8 Nitrite 0 Ammonia 0 KH/Buffer 6 Water Temperature 75f tankmates: otocinclus, mystery snails, bladdder snails, assorted plants. Removed a decorative rock today that may have had too sharp edges. I’m wondering is the coarse sponge around the filter intakes could be an issue, since he seems to like hanging out near there. (The flow is pretty low, so more that he might hatch on it swimming past.) Any clarification from your collective experience would be much appreciated, we know something is going on, but.. not what. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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