I'm just trying to save my fish! I'm new at this, so I'm well aware that I might make some mistakes. At first, I had them both in the 2.5 gallon tank with a divider! Way to little room! And on this site, I was told to separate them. It probably saved their lives!
UGH! I told them that, and they just won't budge! They did let me get a thermometer, but I can only get one the next time I go to petsmart. I won't go for at least three weeks! Well, if my fish die, they're gonna have to get me two more.
You could do what I do at night. I live at a boarding school high up in the mountains and they turn down the heat at night. I try and wrap a nice thick blanket around his tank just to keep in the extra heat.
my 5g fluval spec planted...dirt capped with play sand..not alot of plants,got some anubias or java fern on a fake tree i got from petco,got 2 different stem plants too,no idea what they are, one kind of looks like ludwigia but im not sure.and got some frogsbit and hornworth floating.moss ball in there also.
got my male vt and golden mystery snail in there with some pond snails and mts. bought 3 ghost shrimp last week,only 1 left,must buy more soon