Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Laki, the fish probably died from the water changes because she hadn't done one for a long time. When a fish lives in really dirty, ammonia-filled water for months and then suddenly all that water is changed to clean water, it's total shock. I think OFL suggests doing 1 25% the first day, 1 50% the second day, 1 75% the third day, and finally 100% the fourth day and then starting on a regular regimen of 100% changes.
I think that's a male. I've seen healthier fish at Petco. :(
I'm not a fan of lumpy-head fish either but I like that their fry are big and they mate for life. All the cool fish are too big.