So I have a female in my sorority who is INSANE. When I first built the tank she managed to wedge herself between a piece of pottery and a rock and was stuck. I could see her because it was in the front of the tank so I moved the pottery piece and freed her. Well last week I did a head count and I was down to 6! I looked all over the ground, behind the dresser, everywhere thinking she had jumped out. Then I remembered her getting wedged so I started pulling decorations. She came scrambling to the top and took a big breathe, she was yet again stuck under some rocks. Her fins were pretty worn out but she was perky and lively so I let her be. The other girls didn't bother her and most of her fins grew back in about a week. Jump forward to yesterday and I was showing the plant growth to a friend when guess what, 6 girls! I didn't even panic this time I just said "she's stuck somewhere" and sure enough I saw a tail sticking up, I thought she was dead for sure
NOPE she was just nose down wedged between the glass and rocks. I tapped the glass and she worked herself deeper, I actually had to remove a few stones to free her. I put her in isolation because she yet again shredded her fin trying to get free. She's not scratching on the rocks, I think she's chasing food bits down and getting wedged! She's in isolation now with 1/2 TSP of salt to help her heal up. I'm planning on some smaller gravel to hopefully fill the gaps but man, what a headache!