What should I do with this guy? Ideas?
So my black copper boy, Noche, is driving me nuts. He has been in my divided 6.6 gallon tank (which is another whole story because it SUCKS). Well, Noche is the most easily stressed fish I have every seen. If there is another fish on the other side of the tank, he has stress stripes all the time. If the water flow is just a tad too much, stress stripes. If someone looks at him, he hides. Well, because of his stress, his immune system has become run-down and he has developed fin rot. I've taken him out of the tank and put him in a hospital critter keeper. I've added jungle fungus clear and aquarisol. I've found some fungus on him around his gill area on and off, but not every day. He is eating fine and acting normal (skittish). His fuzzies are looking better today and can only barely see some of them on the tip of his tail.
But, my question is, what do I do with him once he gets better?? I have 3 tanks up and running now - 10g divided 3 ways, 15g divided 4 ways, and a 3 gallon. I am going to get rid of the 6.6 gallon because it is just terrible. So that leaves me with Noche in a critter keeper, which I'd rather not have. And I can't add him to a divided tank if I were to replace the 6.6 gallon because he'd get too stressed. I am considering adopting him out locally since I don't think he'd make the trip in the mail to someone out of state.
What do you guys think?? Or is there someone on here willing to give it a try and have me mail him to you? I just don't know what to do. I feel bad because I am not as fond of him as I am of my other guys since he is so skittish and not friendly. Am I a bad fish mom?
BTW, he is the one in my avatar.
Last edited by kuklachica; 05-30-2010 at 01:44 PM.