Originally Posted by xjenuhfur
Also, a 2.5 gal tank from Petsmart is $14 and a non-adjustable heater appropriate for a tank that size is about $15. (:
I want to go to your Petsmart then! The tanks here are well over $30.
Anyways, I just want to toss out a little update.
I managed to finally get my roommate to take me out to get Omega One Pellets on Friday and completely switched him to that brand. It's also been very warm in the apartment. A constant 78 degrees.
However feeding times are still proving to be a bit of a problem. I'm limiting him to 2 pellets a day, spaced out with one in the morning then the other four hours later (possibly thinking of just making it evening) and he is still showing sbd.
I will say it's not lasting days at a time with a required three day fast. It's usually only a few hours, he poops, and instantly the bloating is gone and he's back to swimming normally.
I did just switch foods so I'm not sure if it'll get better in time or if he's just a special fish, but input on this would be welcome.
Besides the few hour sideways swim after second feeding, he's been acting completely normal. He's a very active fish, constantly swimming around and exploring. Just this morning he decided to flare at a book near his tank and was at it a good long time. I also think he's created a bubble nest since the entire perimeter of the tank has a small stack of noticeable bubbles.
However today I did notice two things floating around these bubbles near the top of the tank. I assumed them to be poop as the one was the right color for it. The second time was harder to identify since it's night time and rather dark in the room. It looked light colored in the tank, but was darker when I scooped it out. Still couldn't pinpoint a color.
Should I be concerned about this at all..? I'll be cleaning his tank tomorrow so I'll be looking for anything strange but I can't say I've ever experienced floating poop before.
I'm not even sure if I'd say it's parasites. My roommate gave me a walmart fish that had parasites complete with the white thing hanging out of him but he went downhill immediately. And this fish I have now is showing no signs like that one did. I've shown a flashlight over him, looked him over. Witnessed him pooping during the weekend and it seemed normal.
I have been giving him pea, but not within the past few days so I'm not sure if that would even still be in his system or not.
Just hoping everything is alright.