Well - one step forward, two steps back, right?
I got the heater for Gaston's tank replaced and it's a nice toasty 79/80 in there, so after checking the water and doing a partial change just to be safe, after reacclimating him, I put him back in about 3 and a half hours ago. And he's pulling the same thing he did after I first got him... He swam around and seemed pretty happy re-discovering his home. I went downstairs to cook supper around 6 and got back upstairs around 745ish. About 8 I noticed he wasn't swimming around, so I figured he was probably resting - all fish do that. But he's laying at the bottom, kind of clamped, and just not looking his normal self. I'm pretty sure it's not the fin rot as it's cleared up quite a bit and it wasn't bothering him at all in the 'hospital' tank. I just don't think he likes moving places much - it stresses him out too much. So I'm going to keep it dim in his tank and hope he perks up soon like he has before - I don't like seeing him like this :(
The other boys are doing great though. Fiyero is growing so much! His fins are getting longer and he's getting some good color to him. I think he'll probably end up being blue but we'll see with time. Pascal is doing awesome. He's a very laid-back fish - he doesn't swim around as much as the others do, but I don't think it's due to any underlying health problem, he's just simply laid back. He comes to the front of the tank when I walk by and makes the rounds in his tank every so often - he'll swim around the boarder up top, then down around the bottom too, making sure he swims through his cave at least once, before going back to his favorite leaf to rest his fins on. Alaric is... just simply Alaric :) His color is SO pretty right now and I hope it stays that way - very metallic and awesome. I'm still unsure of what tail type he'll be, but it really doesn't matter much to me in the end.
I'm going to go check on Gaston and check the water prams again just to be on the safe side. I'll update more later!
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, Nimbus - veil tail, and NoName - crown tail.
And fur mom to my kitten Smeagol
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