Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
It was pouring rain and an earthworm tried to crawl in the house. I should've dumped it in the tank. Instead I tossed it back out in the rain. Ooops. Sorry, Sparky! I'll go find it again! *goes hunting earthworms*
I turned the Sparkster's heater up to, I think 84 F. That way, it keeps the water at 78 F. Plus, we put some styrofoam insulation on the back and sides of his tank and that seems to help. I'm not sure he likes it though. He liked being able to look out when I opened the garage door to do his water changes and now all he sees is a big white expanse. As for his giant big tank, hopefully soon! 4-5 months, I'd guess. I also feel bad because when I do water changes, the hose water is cold and drops the temp to 72 F. Thankfully Sparky is hardy! Normally a quick drop in temp like that would shock a fish. Maybe Sparky's personal electrical field wards off the cold?
Sparky also thinks he wants to handfeed. Now, when I go to drop his food in the tank, he swims up to my hand. I have to move pretty fast to keep him from trying to eat my fingers. Sorry, Spark but uh, I'd like to keep the record at 3 shocks.