So maybe 2 months ago Omelette started tailbiting. It was just one night, and half his tail was gone. So I went from a 1 gallon to a 3 gallon tank. I got a new silk plant and some other plastic plants. Now once a week I rearrange his decor. I usually don't add anything new, because I haven't been to PetSmart in a while.
When he had his 3 Ghost Shrimp buddies he stopped, then I gave one away, Om ate the larger one, and now the last one will be in hiding for hours at a time. Last time when Om ate the shrimp his belly was HUGE and he was mainly motionless. So when I thought the last one disappeared I wouldn't get any more.
Well now Ash the shrimp is back, and he turned up in one of my routine water changes, where I remove all decor and swirl around the water to get everything out. He was gone for TWO months! That's about 8 water swirls and everything. I'm a bit happy he made it.
Anyway....I'm not allowed to get another tank. Or just a bigger one. My bookcase is too small, and my parents won't let me put a tank on my desk ("You'll just have to get another expensive heater, then a filter, then lots of expensive plants, then soon you'll want to BREED fish and we'll need 5 storage bins to support that!")
So should I get more shrimp? Maybe just a ton of new decorations to keep swapping out? Maybe another betta (3 gallons is a little too small to split. I doubt it.)???
What shall I do!?!?!