I am going to put Hatzallah back in his real tank soon. I have it all set up and took his heater out of the quarantine and into the glass tank. Now just waiting for the water to reach the correct temperature. So I was looking at my records...on 9-9-15 Hatzie's water was 6.8 ph and I did a 50% water change. Then suddenly his ph was 6.0 (maybe lower! Test doesn't go lower). I checked it from the sink and it was at 6.0. We have well water. We had a lot of rain a few days ago, I am wondering if that caused the fluctuation. And would that in itself cause pop eye? Or enough stress that when I moved the plant his body couldn't fight the bacteria I stirred up? Just been thinkin' a lot about what might have happened. I put some bio-foam from Antigua's filter and used it to baffle the out-flow of Hatzie's filter. So hopefully that will jumpstart a cycle for him.
So Hatzie looks pretty good this morning. One eye has no swelling and is black (his normal eye color) and the other looks *slightly* puffy and *slightly* cloudy. I think he wants to be back home though.
I am sitting next to Simeon's tank and he is staring at me with puppy dog eyes.
The heater still hasn't cut off! The hospital tank is cooling off... I wonder if I am going about this the right way. Well, it is still above 81, I was keeping Hatzie nice and snug.
I am seriously thinking about getting some tank mates for Antigua and Simeon. Simeon needs some entertainment as he isn't good at finding things to do, he tends to glass surf quite a bit. Antigua is always content and busy but he has room for some "friends"-or "frenemies". Antigua is so laid back I don't think he would mind too much. It has to be something that likes warm water. Not really interested in snails and while I like frogs, those African dwarf frogs don't do much for me. I LOVE shrimps but I would worry about them getting injured and now I know my ph is subject to fluctuation. So far I am thinking a few guppies? And some more silk plants. I think the guppies would be easy to rehome if need be.
...still waiting on temperature... Going to get another cup of tea.