Hello. I think my little boy is getting better with his bloat. I have given him a tiny bit of peeled peas and I hope he will continue to get better every day. I haven't been feeding him anything except for the very SMALL amount of peas and he acts like he is REALLY hungry. I have been fasting him for two days now.
Anyhoo, my question is, I would like to replace the gravel in my tank (it is that Bio Substrate stuff-forgot the exact name) and I hate it. I know everyone I have talked to loves it- not me. It is so hard to clean the very bottom of the tank - the "soil" gets kicked up and I worry about my fishies little lungs. ALso, I would love to REALLY clean my tank (5 gallons-heated, filtered) and every time I try to get near the substrate with an acrylic cleaning pad, the Biowhatever gets in the pad and it scratches the acrylic.
Would it be okay to put the fishie in another bowl for a half hour or so and get rid of the BioStuff and replace it with gravel, but leave everything else the same? Of course I would be checking the params everyday. What are your thoughts? (Sorry so long)