OKAY! I added in a piece of drift wood to the tank (after boiling it and letting it sit all day afterwards) and the cories are FLOCKING it! I can't get them to come out from under it! It's just a small piece, but I tried to angle it live a cave for the bottom dwellers. I fasted the girls for a day, then fed them Daphnia the next morning. Today I reintroduced their pellets and they went a little "cray-cray" XD Kassiandra finally ate pellets instead of blood worms and everyone who was bloated seems to be looking a little skinnier. This week I'm only going to do morning feedings and next week I'll bring back twice daily.
Themis died a couple of days ago- she had fungus on her tail and was severely pine-coned. By the time I got back with medication other than salts, it was too late.
On a happier note, I did get a new boy today, little Boreas. I felt bad putting him in Themis's tank so soon, but I've been looking at him in that pet store since May and I knew I needed to bring him home. I completely cleaned out her tank and added new gravel, so it looks great against his white colouring :)
Oh, and a little fun story. My mother rushed up to my room last night looking panicked and I freaked out. I asked her what was wrong, and she responded with this:
"It's those white-pink bottom fish! THEY'RE HUGE! I don't know what's wrong with them, will they make it, are they okay?!" And I burst out laughing. She thought they only got to be one or two inches, not three or four, and she thought they were going to implode or something XD
Anywho, enough terrible stories for today! I'll update with pics later!
55 Gallon: Crowley: Melanoid Axolotl; Mischa: Melanoid Axolotl; Achlys: Albino Axolotl; Eddard Stark: Leucistic Axolotl
Furry Friends: Daisy and Holly: Dogs; Norman and August: Cats; Gilbert and Mordecai: Guinea Pigs