Hey all! So I kind of needed to gather everything that's happened in the past week and just dump it all here! So much has happened with my 33 gallon getting Ich and then Piebald jumping to his poor fishy death!
So first up is the 33 Gallon Sorority.
Temps are steady at 85 degrees, the cories don't seem to be minding too much yet but we'll see in a few more days. The Pleco is happily munching away on everything and has a cute fat belly! Although he was made when I took away one of his pieces of driftwood haha.
No spots have been...spotted, for lack of better term, on any of the girls, neons, cories or the pleco. I've continued to dose Ick Attack at 2x the dose and have done 40-50% water changes from Saturday until today.
Unfortunately today I had to change my focus to the other tanks and get them cleaned first so today was just a dose on the 33.
Oh wait, I lied. I did do one quick sweep to the 33, took out 3 gallons worth of waste (not much but it took care of the top layer of detritus on the sand)
Next up Piebald:
So Piebald jumped from his tank last night and I wasn't able to save him in time so he's now swimming in fishy heaven. I'll miss you little guy :)
I went out today (because I heard Petsmart was having a sale on Bettas ><) and bought a beautiful, small, but beautiful Dragonscale PK boy. He's baby blue with a few black spots on the top of his head and a white belly. He had clamped fins in the store so I had to take him home, besides I had been wanting to have a Dragonscale for a long time now. So he's currently happily swimming around Piebalds old tank.
Thinking about names for him, here's the list so far: Cyan (like this one), Cobalt, Skye, Topaz, Aero (like this one), Blitz, Frost (Frozz), Arclight (Arc), Northstar, and Masque are all the ones I can think of so far.
Here's a small picture of him, you can see his body in the reflection.
And the second was a girl, she's a bit raggedy. She's a crowntail and also has a small body slime infection so I'm working on clearing that up. I've named her Raven Starr or Raven for short. I had been looking for a Black CT girl with either red-wash fins or red solid fins. She's got the red wash and a light blue iridescence on her scales which I find gorgeous. So I had to pick her up, I don't have a pic of her yet.
All five are still alive and doing well! They've finally started to grow again once I fed them more often >< Part of it was just I wasn't home enough to feed them three times a day, but I've been at least getting them two small meals in a day. They have a mix of food in their diet consisting of most BettaMin flakes, NLS flakes, bottom feeder wafers (crushed), algae wafers (crushed), Tropical flakes, and bloodworms all crushed together to make a tiny formula for them. All are very active and seemingly happy with their little floating watersprite in the breeder net with them.
Lord Silvern Mercury:
I cleaned out his tank after I realized that the snail he had in there was dead >< So did three 75% water changes on it and upped the temperature to at least 82 degrees, we'll see if it holds. He's got Ich and something is making him keep going tail-up. I'm not sure if it's his swim bladder doing something funky or if he's got internal parasites or not. His gills are not red, he was breathing heavy will in the tank but now that's he's floating in clean, fresh water he seems to be better.
I've put him in 1.5 teaspoons of aquarium salt for the possible internal parasites and the ich, he's in a 1/5 QT floating in his 3 gallon.
The little sucker keeps tearing at his fins!! I'm hoping after this intensive treatment he'll be healing up soon. I took all the plants/driftwood out of the 10 gallon and gave it a good siphon. I siphoned out 70% of the water on each side of the divider twice. I'm not sure about this but I have a lot of white particles that float around and found them seemingly growing at the base of my Java Fern "Windelov", no idea what it actually is but I tried to get most of it out. I'll do more water changes tomorrow to get the tank back to par.
Remmy himself has what seems like Columnaris again, but I'm not sure. It also looks like he might have hurt himself on the driftwood? Kind of looks like a scrape.
*note that the second spot you see behind his gill is not actually on him as you'll see in the next picture, it's one of the floating things I was talking about before. You can see all the nasty stuff in this picture right before I took him out to clean the tank. Here's another:
So he's in salt right now and some Stress Coat to hopefully heal whatever that is up and then we'll start working on those fins ><
He hasn't gotten sick too much (thank the lord) but his double tail is shredded right now, absolutely shredded! So he's also in a cup (I ran out of tupperware contains so I had to use a Petsmart cup :(
So he's swimming in 2x dose of Stress Coat and we'll see if the heaters keep the water up to the 84 degree's it's supposed to keep at.
Okay, last thing I promise. I know most people get some slime or mold on their driftwood but mine is weird....I never boiled them, I just soaked them in conditioned water for about 10 days each, changing the water everyday with warm water. But each one has something sligtly different. The one I show you here looks like a moss growing on it. Another has the slime and another one has a furry slime, it's so weird. So if anyone has any tips about this, it would be much appreciated.
And that's all the updates for now! If you read this entire thing....kudos to you! You should buy another betta to congratulate yourself! lol
<3's all and thanks!