Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Tiki, anytime a fish tries to escape their water it's because something's wrong with it. Either they forgot the conditioner or more likely, the ammonia levels were so high she was trying to escape. Poor baby.
Bloated bellies can be caused by constipation or parasites. If he hasn't pooped out white stringy poo, and if Derpy is swimming funny, it's probably a bacterial infection. You might try a med with him. API Furan-2 or Tetracycline.
Olympia, poor Gus. I imagine it's knd of hard to clean a bird's bum. You might try PMing Copperarabian. She knows a lot about birds and may have some insight into why Gus is sick.
EDIT: Tiki, that looks like a lemon tetra? If so, yes, you could put a school of them with 4 girls in a 20gal.