Originally Posted by Bluewind
That's a good size! And he has to be agressive. I would be too if I were in his shoes. A little blind fish that could get eaten. Wouldn't you be scared too!?! And if he eats the shrimp, then yea protien!
So what kind of lights do you have? Built in or can you change them? And does it get sunlight?
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Well he was really aggressive before he went blind... When I first got him, he flared at anything and everything. The tank lights are these tiny LED things and the hood is cheap. It doesn't have anywhere to screw in bulbs... Its just a little plastic attachment on the hood where the light thing attaches to.
I have my tank lights all set on the same timer and they went out before I got home tonight but I went around and checked on everyone.. Noticed that Bahari was floating at a 45 degree angle at the top of his tank.. So I checked him out with this tiny flashlight I have because I didn't want to wake up the others by turning all the lights on and he is super bloated and has some buoyancy issues. I'm thinking he found some of the pellets that sank onto his plants... I usually don't attempt to feed him again if the pellets sink because he usually finds them in the gravel but I've never seen him find any on the plants, but the few pellets that were on the plants have disappeared.. I need to start siphoning right after feedings >_< but sometimes I don't have the time and I really like being able to see him get the pellets rather than seeing them sink and giving up.
I added a small amount of pre-dissolved epsoms. I also haven't noticed any poo at the bottom of the tank lately, so hopefully the bloat is just constipation. I also checked for raised scales.
His poo has always been curled up balls that kind of look like snails. It's normal colored, though, but I haven't seen any in awhile. I probably should have fasted him since I haven't seen any poo but he is just a joy to feed. He also gets slightly bloated at times but it's never been this bad. I know CTs have more bloat issues. Hopefully the epsoms will help and he'll be able to swim normally by morning, but I'm going to fast him for a few days and siphon the gravel to make sure there isn't any more sunken food.
:/ I had the same bloating a buoyancy issues with my VT when he had internal parasites but the bloating wasn't this severe, so I am hoping it is just constipation. I'll wait and check on him in the morning, since everyone else has gone to bed.