Does anyone else have this issue? My one fish Calder... he gets so stressed. Any time I even touch the water he freaks out, hides, and turns all pale and stripes up.
First I was cupping him, but due to stress I stopped that. I've been pulling the water out of the tank, thought maybe the few minutes with with heater off might be doing it (since it's kind of cold here). Pushed the heater down so that it's safe in the water even with the tank about 1/2 full. Take water out? He's still striped up and pale.
He's in a divided 10 gallon with Anael and Anael is fine. Since Calder is freaking out so much I just and leaving the tank half full until tomorrow, to give him some time to recover.
On the bright side, with my fake water lettuce, it does look kind of cool with the tank only half-full. Little hanging roots and silk plants from the ground brushing the surface... lol