When I went to feed him this morning it looked like he has a spot of ich on his one pectoral. I'll be raising his water temp and doing 50% water changes and hopefully that'll be the end of that. I've been turning thier heaters off when I leave for work because my apartment is getting so hot and their tanks are getting really hot too right now, but last night when I got home I forgot to plug them back in. I'm hoping the warmer water will take care of this.
Other than that though he has been fine, I even got him to eat off my finger this morning, something he's never done before. Not too be outdone Guillermo did the same thing, silly fish.
I am starting to wonder on gender again, I let him see his "brother" yesterday and they did flare but I also noticed Ash had vertical bars, so either a juvenile male being submissive or a female ready to breed. Another thing I noticed was there is still an egg spot. I tried doing the flashlight trick last night and I think I saw ovaries. What I saw was a pink triangular "thing" behind the stomach area. I wasn't sure if that was the ovaries or just muscle tissue. It's so hard to tell on Ash because the body is also slightly misshapen where the anal fin is split.
Another interesting thing though is that after Guillermo saw Ash he built the biggest bubblenest he's ever made on the side of the tank where Ash is next door (they're not in a divided tank together they're in two separate ones next door to eachother). He'll usually make one bubblenest maybe once every two weeks but they're small, this one covers probably a quarter of his 5 gallon.
Last edited by kvw1988; 06-26-2013 at 09:55 AM.