Thank you! I really appreciate it. Most people I've talked to think that Crumpet wasn't very healthy to begin with and that he went into the log to die. That's sad but it makes me feel a little better than if he was healthy and got stuck and couldn't find his way out. You're right, though, about doing your best and trying to learn. So far Cleo seems very happy and healthy! Wilson the snail is thriving and the shrimp are doing great, too.
I'm really sorry to hear about your platy. I hope he didn't suffer. I'm sure you did everything you could. You sound like such a great pet parent. Thanks again for takin the time to comment. I was incredibly upset about Crumpet when it happened and people on this site were so nice and helpful and supportive. It truly did make me feel better.
Derby -- male
Cleo -- female crowntail