Oh no, parasites? I hope not! It seems I can't win either. I'm now down to just 6 of the original sorority girls, and they don't seem to be improving no matter what I do. Then on top of it, I found Paradise (the boy you painted the wallpaper of for me) dead under a couple of IAL. I remember doing the weekly water change on his divided tank, which he shares with 3 other males, then I didn't see him for two days. He was always a shy betta, and the lights in that tank aren't plugged in, so I assumed he was just hiding in the back behind his plant for two days like a weirdo because it wasn't uncommon. But by the third morning of not being able to see him I started moving his decor around and found him like in between two large pieces of IAL leaves dead. It looked like he maybe got stuck in between them, possibly when the water was stirring up the leaves during the WC, and couldn't get out so he suffocated =/ I'm not entirely sure if it that's what it was, but he's gotten himself stuck in decor before (like the small, common orange cave ornament I always see) and needed my assistance to get out of it. But since he was always such a shy betta and always seemed to be blowing out his fins he may have just died from something totally different like an illness...I just hope it isn't the illness that was spreading in my sorority. Anywho, I did a 50% WC after I took out his body and the other 3 boys seem totally fine so I think they're safe.
Good luck with your fishies, I hope Steve comes around. Does his poo look normal?
10 gallon planted - HMDT male betta, 4 peppered corys, assassin snails, Amano shrimp
10 gallon divided bare bottom - HMPK male, 2 VT males
29 gallon sorority planted [journal] - 6 females, 4 bronze corys, trumpet & nerite snails, 3 Amano shrimp
Last edited by Viva; 11-08-2013 at 10:48 AM.